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Teen Accidentally Kills Self While Posing With Gun

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A Houston teenager has died after accidentally shooting himself while taking selfies with a loaded gun, the Mirror reports.

Deleon Alonso Smith, 19, died of a single gunshot wound to the throat after he pulled the trigger of a gun by mistake. The young father of two had been taking pictures of himself and his cousin while holding the firearm.

Police were called to his place of residence around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“It’s a numb feeling, Alma Douglas, Smith’s grandmother said. “It’s still unbelievable. Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and now this kind of news.”

Smith’s cousin told police the two had found the gun earlier that day.

Our condolences go out to Smith’s loved ones. What a tragically unfortunate event.