A thirteen year old boy was playing with what he thought was an unloaded shotgun as he played with his friend, a twelve year old girl. The boy was playfully teasing his friend with the gun until he pulled the trigger and the gun went off, killing the girl instantly. It was caught on video.
Footage captured by one of the youngsters in the room shows the boy pointing his father’s gun at the girl, named locally as Georgina Magalí Vega.
Believing it to be unloaded, he can be seen pulling the trigger a number of times.
But seconds later, and with the camera pointing away, the harrowing video captures the sound of a shot. It later emerged that Georgina had been killed instantly when the weapon was fired.
According to local reports, the horrifying incident unfolded on Facebook Live in the middle of the afternoon.
At the beginning of the clip, the boy can be heard saying ‘Look at this. A shell. I load it and I shoot you but you don’t die.’
Georgina then jokingly replies: ‘Do you see blood or something?’
Moments later the shotgun is fired before the boy and two other friends start screaming ‘Georgi’ repeatedly.
A girl asks ‘what have you done?’ before another child says ‘her parents are going to kill us.’
In panic, the children then run out of the house.
Georgina is believed to have been the only daughter of a man in Santa Rosa de Calchines.
Argentinian media say the gun belonged to the boy’s father and that it was not unusual for people to own guns in the town, which is near a popular hunting area.
Police have launched an investigation, but they are working on the theory that the death was a tragic accident.