8-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Sister With Gun Allegedly Kept By Sex Offender

As a felon, he wasn't allowed to own a gun. But allegedly he did, and a child found it.

By Jaime Lutz

A Florida felon was arrested yesterday after his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son allegedly found his gun and accidentally shot his 5-year-old sister and a 4-year-old neighbor boy, killing the young girl, People reported.

Maurice Mobley, 34, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Mobley is a registered sex offender from having sexual contact with a person under the age of 16.

It wasn’t immediately clear how the 8-year-old found the gun or whether it was secured. When he picked it up, he accidentally fired it once, hitting both young victims. The two boys immediately ran to a neighbor for help. 

The 4-year-old boy who was shot is recovering from minor injuries.

The children had been left home alone while their mother was at the store.

“The only thing I can say right now is I’m praying,” one of the victim’s grandmothers told a local outlet. “I want God to work this out. I feel horrible for them. This is a horrible thing, for anybody to have to go through.”

[Image: Jacksonville Sheriff]

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