Shooting leaves 19-year-old Del City man dead

A 19-year-old Del City man died after accidentally shooting himself in the head Tuesday night, police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 22, 2011
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A 19-year-old man died after accidentally shooting himself in the head Tuesday night, police said.

About 8 p.m., the man — whose name was not released — was playing with a pistol in front of a female relative at a home in the 3400 block of Neighbors Lane. Not realizing he had already reloaded bullets into the gun, the man pointed it at his head and fired once, Del City police Capt. Jody Suit said.

The man died at a hospital about an hour later, Suit said. While the investigation is ongoing, it is thought the shooting was accidental and not a suicide attempt, he said.

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