A man Mexico City, Mexico, man is dead after fatally shooting himself in an attempt to take a selfie with a gun to his head.
Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, was a huge fan of the selfie. His Facebook page was littered with them. He snapped them in his car, next to booze bottles and just lounging around the house. When that became old hat, Aguilar grabbed a friend's gun, waved it around and set out to take the selfie of all selfies. He got his wish Sunday. Unfortunately, it would be his last.
“I heard a gunshot, and then I heard somebody screaming and realized somebody had been hurt,” Manfredo Paez, Aguilar's neighbor, said in a Mid-day report. I called the police straight away and when they arrived they found that he was still alive.”
Aguilar was still alive. But not for long. He died before reaching the hospital.
According to a report from the Ministry of Public Security, the shooting has been ruled an accident. Witnesses say Aguilar had been drinking before he shot himself. Results of an autopsy and toxicology reports are pending.
Friend Omar Abner Campos Vives was detained by police after the shooting. It is not known if he has been charged. Another friend fled the scene and is still wanted for questioning.
Fatal selfies are becoming more common as the trend of posting the photos grows in the social media.
In April, 32-year-old Courtney Sanford was driving when she snapped a selfie and posted it on Facebook. Moments later, her car veered off a North Carolina roadway, slammed into a recycling truck and burst into flames. Sanford was killed. Merrick McCoy, 22, of Colorado, posted a selfie with his daughter minutes before killing her and committing suicide last fall.