NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is offering some succour to the family of the teenager who accidentally shot himself last week by paying for his funeral.
13-year-old Malachi Hemphill was showing off a gun on Instagram Live when it accidentally went off. His family heard a loud boom . His mother and sister ran upstairs to his room and found him in a pool of blood. He died Wednesday.
Shaq heard the sad news and visited the family’s home in Atlanta Thursday night and offered to pay for Malachi’s services. He says he wants to help the family deal with the tragedy.
The boy’s grandmother said the family didn’t have insurance for Malachi, so Shaq’s gesture is “a blessing and very touching” and she appreciates everything he does for the community.
Malachi’s heartbroken mum asked parents to monitor their children even more following the tragedy.