19-Year-Old Kills Self While Toying With Gun


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A teenager has died after he fatally shot himself as he posed for a selfie with a gun in Texas, USA.

Family members have identified the teenager as Deleon Alonso Smith.

Smith was taking photographs with a gun at an apartment in southwest Houston at around 1:30pm on Tuesday when the firearm accidentally went off, police have said.

The teenager died after the bullet pierced into his throat.


Alma Douglas, the victim’s grandmother, said she saw her grandson on Monday as she celebrated her birthday.

"It's a numb feeling. It's still unbelievable" she said.

No charges have been filed, as police attempt to investigate the origin of the gun.

Recall that a Mexican man, Oscar Otero Aguila,  had fatally shot himself by mistake as he posed for a selfie last August. The 21 year old man had tried taking a selfie, with a loaded gun pointed at his own face, before accidentally shooting himself.


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