INTERNATIONAL: US teen holding gun while taking selfies accidentally kills himself

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ASSOCIATED PRESS – A 19-year-old Houston man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while taking ‘selfies’ while holding a gun.

Deleon Alonso Smith died of a gunshot wound to the throat about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment in southwestern Houston.

Investigators say Smith had found a gun and was taking pictures of himself and a cousin while holding the weapon and posting them to social media websites when the gun discharged, killing Smith.

Investigators say the cousin was in another room when the gun fired.


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  1. You don't find guns in Houston, believe me just about everyone has one here. He was a 19 year old father of two. One bad choice after another. The first two rules for guns, is always assume it is loaded and never point unless you ready to shoot.


  2. Good!!!


  3. This type of accidental suicide is called a "SELFIE-CIDE."


  4. Out of every fing a gun u taking selfies wif? well our people getting foolish instead of getting wiser ..


  5. They say a pic is worth a thousand this case it screams stupidity
    The obsession of selfies just claimed another life. When will we learn ?


  6. Tragic!

    "Found a gun!"

    DO not take it home: you find something that is not yours: . . . . . . . .!

    Morals! Morals!
    On the other hand, it is said of your system, one try to turn it into da authorities, you become a suspect! Nah tru............

    What a system.


  7. He was a real @$$#*!&


    • That was a foolish thing to do!

      No name calling....
      NO nasty comments ....
      Just be nice, we have all done foolish, and/or senseless things; just that we are not dead yet: or, are we! Dead that is, ....................... spiritually. .


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