A 13-year-old boy in Tennessee was hospitalized after being shot by a 12-year-old during an argument over a video game.

Police responded to a home in Parkway Village on Sunday morning and found the 13-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound. The unidentified teen was rushed to a local hospital in a critical condition, WREG reported.

During interrogation, 18-year-old Keshun Tuggle, who was at the residence when the incident took place, told the officers that the victim was struck by a stray bullet during a drive-by shooting. The officers then questioned the 12-year-old. When their stories didn’t match, officers determined that it was, in fact, not a case of drive-by shooting, WMC Action News reported.

Investigators spoke to the victim after he was stabilized at the hospital and found out that the 12-year-old had shot him after getting angry over a video game. The victim said that the 12-year-old picked up the gun that was left in the open and shot him. He also revealed that the weapon belonged to Tuggle. The relation between the teens was not made clear.

When questioned again, Tuggle confirmed that it was his weapon and he disposed of the gun after the incident. He also admitted to staging the crime scene.

Following the confession, Tuggle was taken into custody and charged with multiple offenses, including providing a handgun to a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a child, and tampering with or fabricating evidence.

The victim remained in the hospital as of Monday evening and his condition was not known. Authorities haven't confirmed if the 12-year-old has been detained in connection with the incident.

In 2019, a 14-year-old boy in Ukraine was jailed after he killed his friend over a video game. Vasya Turda and his friend, 15-year-old Vasya Pop, were playing the game on a console at the former’s home. After losing a game, Turda stabbed the victim 27 times with a knife. He also slashed the victim’s neck with a knife, almost decapitating him. The accused was found guilty of murder and sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

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