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8-year-old girl shot and killed by 11-year-old boy over argument about puppy

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WHITE PINE, TN —  An 11-year-old Tennessee boy is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his eight-year-old neighbor.

The Jefferson County sheriff says Mckayla Dyer was in front of her home Saturday night when she was shot in the chest.

Authorities say it came from a 12-gauge shotgun from inside the home next door.

Mckayla’s mother Latasha says her daughter was outside playing, and had refused to let the boy see her puppy according to WATE.

Not long after, she was shot.

Neighbors say the girl’s two puppies have been looking for her.