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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Man Posing For Gun Selfie On Facebook - Accidentally Kills Himself With A Shot To The Head

  • Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, reportedly was drinking with friends in northern Mexico City.
  • While taking a selfie with a gun, the weapon went off and killed him. 
  • Otero Aguilar's death appeared to be an accident, and his selfie was meant to go on Facebook.
  • He was dead at the scene and an autopsy is expected.
  • Friend Omar Abner Campos Vives was arrested while friend 'El Paco' disappeared.
  • Otero Aguilar has previously taken other types of selfies showing him posing next to cars and bottles of alcohol.

A Mexican man died after the gun he was taking a selfie with killed him last weekend.

The victim was identified by local media as 21-year-old Oscar Otero Aguilar.

Before the incident, Otero Aguilar had been drinking with two of his friends in northern Mexico City, Proceso said.


Authorities called in said Otero Aguilar was shot in the head, Proceso reported.
'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,' neighbor Manfredo Paez Paez said, according to the Daily Mirror.

Otero Aguilar was dead at the scene and an autopsy is scheduled, according to Excelsior.

The Ministry of Public Security told Proceso that Otero Aguilar's death appeared to be an accident.

The selfie was meant to go on Facebook, the Ministry said.

One of Aguilar's friends, Omar Abner Campos Vives, was arrested; pal 'El Paco' went on the run, Proceso said.


Previous Facebook photographs show Otero Aguilar lounging next to alcoholic beverages and sitting in or standing next to several different types of cars.