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Fatality as Wii controller confused with gun

Source: Allaboutthegames.co.uk
Wii remote (bottom) and real gun (top). Courtesy of Allabouthtegames.co.uk
Wii remote (bottom) and real gun (top). Courtesy of Allabouthtegames.co.uk

In a tragic accident in the US, a three-year-old girl mistakenly picked up a handgun, thinking it was a gun-like Wii controller, and was fatally wounded after shooting herself in the abdomen.

The young girl, Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan, had been playing a game on the Nintendo Wii and not with the standard white Wii remote but with a black gun-shaped one that resembled the .380 calibre semi-automatic handgun belonging to her stepfather.

The semi-automatic had been left on a table in the living room within reach of the child who "pulled the gun off the table and it went off" according to the authorities, reports Allaboutthegames.co.uk.