Teen dies after accidentally shooting himself

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  1. Spen84107

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    Teen dies after accidentally shooting himself
    February 18th, 2010 @ 9:57pm
    By Jennifer Stagg
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A teenage boy accidentally shot and killed himself while playing with a gun Thursday afternoon. It happened in the Glendale area of Salt Lake, near 1200 South and 1200 West.

    It started as a card game with friends around 2 p.m.

    "He was just all playing around and stuff, nothing. It wasn't supposed to go this far," said Sione Tuione.

    The group of seven was inside a Glendale home laughing and joking, until 16-year-old Maile Fine pulled out a gun.

    "He was just messing around, talking about Russian Rulette or something," Eric Salt said.

    "We told him to stop playing around or something bad is going to happen," Tuione said.

    "I saw him take out the bullets, so that's why I thought it was already safe," Salt added.

    But police say Fine didn't realize there was one bullet left inside the gun.

    "Last word I heard was that he said, ‘I'm not going to die,'" Salt said.

    Friends say Fine raised his left arm, held the revolver to his head and pulled the trigger.

    "Just the way he looked at me when the gun shot went off," Salt Said.

    "At first, I was just in shock," Tuione said. "I looked at him and just seen his head tilt, and seen all the blood coming out, and that's when it just hit me."

    Police say this was just a tragic accident, that Fine never meant to hurt himself or anyone else.

    The East High School Freshman was breathing when officers arrived. They hoped he would pull through, but Fine died at Intermountain Medical Center.

    "[We] don't know how he got the gun, came upon the gun, where the gun was, why it wasn't locked, put away, separated from the ammunition; all the kinds of gun safety things that we should all try to practice," said Salt Lake City police Lt. Scott White.

    Police say they're still investigating how and where Fine got the gun, but friends say he brought it to the house.

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    how does this line go.."play stupid games..."
     

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    Wonder how many times thats been someones last words...
     
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    Sounds like he played Polish roulette (same as Russian roulette, but an auto pistol is used instead of a revolver).
     
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    That polish roulette comment reminded me... Growing up, an 18 year old kid down the street from me was at a party with some friends. He had a semi-automatic pistol (make I never did find out), and in an attempt to scare his friends, and especially his girlfriend---Racked the slide, and discretely dropped the magazine behind his back, put the gun to his head, and pulled the trigger. Talk about a ND.
     
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    Everybody with kids(including me) remind them yet again about the rules of gun safety.
     
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    great response from the friends

    first i was like this :wow:
    then i was like this :shocked:


    Famous last words lol :faint:
     
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    Hopefully this happened before he procreated.
     
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    The kids are lying.
     
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    Don't play with firearms, loaded or not. They can kill you, get it?

    Okay, time for someone to make him put it away, or everyone needs to get up and leave at that point.

    I'll bet he knew. How hard is it to count SIX rounds?

    Just plain stupidity at this point. Get ready to say bye-bye.
    It should have 'hit you' when he first pulled out the gun. Tell him to put it away, or get up and get out of there.

    Absolutely no accident.

    Now THIS is the amazing part. Point-blank to the head, and still technically alive.

    Again, all these safety rules were violated. Absolutely no accident.
     
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    Great. Talk about natural selection, he couldnt open the cylinder and see if it was loaded before pointing it at his ****ing head? I think the bullet went through empty space, cause there was nothing between the ears.
     
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    Sorry but these weren't friends and sorry but this is natural selection, And
    I'm really sorry for his parents that have to deal with the lost.
     
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    I have to wonder if maybe Doc Holliday is right. Maybe it wasn't an accident at all. He had to have known that there was one bullet still in there.
     
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    Darwin award, right there. :wow:
     
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    Very sad.

    But he did not accidentally shoot himself, he pulled the trigger on purpose while pointing the gun at his head.
     
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    why do the Poles have the lowest suicide rate in the world?































    Because it'd hard to kill yourself jumping out the basement widow! :whistling:
     
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    I never did trust those lefties anyways... :sad:
     
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    My first thought on reading the article. I don't believe this was an accident.
     
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