Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Teen Kills Himself Taking Selfie With Gun

Deleon Alonso Smith, 19, accidentally shot himself in the throat. Pic: KHOU-TV
A teenager has died after he accidentally shot himself while posing for a selfie with a gun, say police.
Deleon Alonso Smith, 19, died from a gunshot wound to the throat on Tuesday.

Police in Houston said Mr Smith found the gun and was taking pictures of himself holding the weapon when it fired.
His cousin, who had also been taking photos with the gun, was in another room in the apartment when the accident occurred.
Mr Smith's uncle, Eric Douglas, while addressing the press said: "I went up there and tried to revive him, but there was no reviving him, he was dead."
Relatives stated that, Mr Smith had two small children and was starting college on Wednesday.
"It's a numb feeling. It's still unbelievable," his grandmother Alma Douglas told the news station.
Police are investigating the shooting as an accident.

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