Man Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself Trying To Take A Gun To The Head Selfie

August 5, 2014


21-year old Oscar Otero Aguilar died after drinking and accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a selfie with a loaded gun. No word if he got confused and accidentally pulled the trigger instead of snapping the picture.

A follower of the "selfie" craze - in which people pose for photographs they take of themselves - Otero Aguilar frequently posted pictures of himself on social media sites.

Previous snaps on his Facebook site show him posing with alcoholic drinks, cars, motorbikes and a number of attractive women.

[Roommate] Campos Vives, who was arrested at the apartment, told police Mr Otero Aguiar had been playing around with the borrowed gun and decided to take a selfie without realising it was loaded.

Damn, I could have sworn rule one of gun safety is always treat a gun like it's loaded. Listen kids: I don't care how cool you think it might be, your Instagram will survive without a gun to your head pic. That shit ain't some magical secret to gaining followers. Rest in peace, Oscar.

Thanks to dave and Ashraf, who don't even feel comfortable taking Nerf gun to the head selfies.

  • Ram

    I strongly believe we should remove all the warning labels of the world and embrace the next step in human evolution.

  • Agent355

    A round of applause for natural selection, everybody!

  • Ron Schum

    Hammer cocked, finger on trigger. Wow.

  • asddfasdf

    nothng to see here, natures just selecting again. movealong

  • Tyguy

    I wonder what the picture would have looked like if he pulled the trigger, and took the picture simultaneously.

  • Luka Mlinar

    Death by selfie? O.o

  • zin

    1) I'm surprised someone so stupid wasn't taking selfies the wrong way (into a mirror).
    2) I'm upset he didn't take a shot of his brains getting blown out.
    Otherwise I don't see any problem with this.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Damned shame that this didn't make it on video. Aren't there phones that do video and you can grab pictures from within the video afterward?

    Oh well, there's plenty of suicide videos on the web.

  • Benevon

    F'ing moron. As an owner of firearms myself, and very serious about the safe handling of them, that is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Natural selection is doing it's job.

  • nominee for the darwin award 2014

  • man?that was a kid!
    the ultimate selfie...this makes me sad

  • on the other hand...the pic is kinda hot
    cant deny i am generation x

  • Proteon

    You just told all these nice people that shooting yourself while taking a selfie wont get you anymore "instagram followers" in a story about a guy who just became an instant legend for shooting himself while taking a selfie.

  • Bad Habit

    Hopefully there will be a large following of copycats.
    Thin the herd and raise the average IQ of the planet at the same time.

  • Brent Turcotte

    he gets a Darwin award

  • Guest

    Apples and oranges. Instant legend ≠ IG followers, especially since his IG is not linked anywhere. Also, it still holds true that if you take a picture of yourself while pointing a gun to your head and posting it on IG, it won't magically gain you a bunch of followers.

  • zin

    Kurt Cobain of Selfies?

  • ProphetFlume

    So you're saying he shot to fame.

  • Bling Nye

    That's a loaded joke...

  • dookdook

    It's triggering a lot of responses.

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