Eight year old child shoots caregiver after watching a violent video game
Authorities in Louisiana say an eight-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed a 90-year-old woman who was his caregiver after watching a video game with violent themes.
East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies say the boy was playing the video game ``Grand Theft Auto IV'' -- a realistic game that's been associated with encouraging violence and awards points to players for killing people -- just minutes before the fatal shooting.
Authorities are calling the shooting a homicide.
They say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering at least one gunshot wound to the head.
The identities of both the shooter and the victim are being withheld.
Louisiana law prohibits authorities from charging the child with a crime because of his age.