|Carolyn "Cee Cee" Walker, age 13|
From the article:
Marlisa Walker, the victim’s older sister, said the suspect was also a Deep Creek Middle School student. She said she had heard from friends that the teen had the weapon for several days and had even brought it to school in his backpack. School division spokesman Tom Cupitt said there were no reports of a gun being brought to school.
Marlisa Walker was at work when the shooting took place, but she said witnesses told her Carolyn had been playing with a bunch of friends outside. The 13-year-old boy was playing with the gun, pointing it at his own head and then at Carolyn’s, she said. That’s when the gun went off, she said.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.
(update: news footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ryf4LJXeD4)
UPDATE (2/4/12): The parents who were the owners of the gun will not be charged with any crime. Virginia doesn't have a Child Access Prevention Law which would mandate safe storage in homes with children or hold the owners accountable.UPDATE (2/2/12): The boy got the gun from another child, who had taken it from home without his parents' knowledge.