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A man posing with a gun and taking selfies was killed when the gun went off and struck him in southwest Houston, police said.
Family members said the victim is 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith.
Investigators said Smith was taking selfies with a gun at an apartment in the 9800 block of Forum Park Drive and Bissonnet around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the gun accidentally went off, shooting the 19-year-old in the throat and killing him.
Instead of making that cool Instagram post, you'll be remembered as a Darwin Award winner.
originally posted by: Lysergic
Saw this pop up and I thought to myself which will be held more to blame, the gun culture, selfie craze, gun control, social media idiocy? All the above?
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: beezzer
My bet is that he was drunk on his ass or somehow mentally all ****** up.
C2H5OH and gunpowder just don't mix well.....
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Taking out the magazine was obviously above the intellect of this young man.
& the safety I'm guessing.
Responsible owners - 1
Absolute gun nuts - 0