Deleon Smith, a 19-year-old father of two, was found dead in Houston, Texas, yesterday after accidentally shooting himself in the throat while trying to take a selfie, ABC 13 reports. Police say Smith was posting photos to Instagram with his cousin when the gun went off.
According to KHOU, Smith attempted to take a photo with the gun pointed to his head when the gun went off. His uncle who lives on the same block attempted to resuscitate Smith, but Smith was dead by the time he arrived. Both the police and Smith’s family believe the shooting was completely accidental. They are still investigating who actually owned the gun Smith was using.
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