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Selfie death: Man accidentally kills himself while posing for selfie with a gun

A man accidentally killed himself when posing for a selfie with a gun.
A man accidentally killed himself when posing for a selfie with a gun.

A story came about this weekend that told of a man accidentally stabbing himself to death while transporting a weed plant. Now, there is another tragic tale of an accidental death that could have been avoided. Raw Story reported on Aug,. 4, 2014, that a man in Mexico City accidentally killed himself by shooting himself in the head while he was posing for a selfie with a gun.

21-year-old Oscar Otero Aguilar was drinking with some friends before the so-called "selfie death" occurred.

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Reports state that Aguilar and friends were in a home and drinking. At some point during the evening, he had a gun in his hand and decided to take a selfie with it. Upon posing with it, the gun accidentally went off, shooting Aguilar in the head.

He died at the scene before being able to be transported to a hospital.

“I heard a gunshot, and then I heard somebody screaming and realized somebody had been hurt. I called the police straight away and when they arrived they found that he was still alive,” said neighbor Manfredo Paez Paez.

The Daily Mail said that an autopsy is still going to be conducted on Aguilar.

Aguilar had all intentions of posting the gun selfies on Facebook groups and his persona page. He had taken a number of other pictures of himself next to expensive cars or with numerous bottles of alcohol.

When police arrived at the scene, they took Omar Abner Campos Vives, Aguilar's friend, into custody. A man known as "El Paco" went on the run and is still being sought by police.

Police are still investigating more into the case to see if there could be anything else that may have happened or led to Aguilar's death.

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