Man clowning with gun kills self

SAN DIEGO — A man died Monday night when he accidentally shot himself in the head while clowning around with a gun, police said.

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. at the corner of Raven Street and Hilltop Drive in the Mount Hope area.

Investigators said the man was with some female friends when he put the 9mm handgun to his head and pulled the trigger as a joke. The chamber was empty the first time, but when the man repeated the stunt a short time later, the gun fired, killing him.

Witnesses told police that this was not the first time the victim had joked around with the gun.

33 comments

    • jonathan

      Clowning with a gun? Who writes this crap and how old are they? Obviously not a graduate of a journalism school. Clowning with a gun, grow up.

      • matt

        @ jonathan I guess the writer graduated from "Clown College" sorry, couldn’t resist based on your comment.
        Why is he out on the street with as loaded gun? I'm sure he didn’t have a permit in San Diego. I don’t want to sound cynical, but that is one less Irresponsible gun owner off the streets. It doesn’t really help the responsible gun owners.

        • Ken Simon

          I agree!!! Gun ownership is for responsible owners who use them as intended. A sad story to have to hear.

          • Michael

            How can you respect someone who doesn’t respect weapon rules? Don’t pull that crap on here. Your cousin was irresponsible and now he is dead. I hope this will be a lesson to all the other stupids put there.

  • noel

    here's a scenario… he put a loaded magazine in, pulled the slide… see there's no bullet in the chamber….then releases the slide, thus loading one in the chamber… then pow… bye bye.

  • scotty1111

    Double Action Semi Auto on an empty chamber. First click, nothing, second click, goodbye. Thank you Mr. Darwin.

  • R

    It’s just another Stupid person and we will never fix stupid!!!! It’s sad, but stupid!!!! BTW gun haters, the gun did not kill him, his stupidity did!!!!!!! I have no feelings for something as dumb as this. Obviously this moron had no idea about gun safety whatsoever. I feel for his family, but really this incident is foolishness and carelessness on his part and should not in any way play into the ridiculous gun battle in our Country.

    • Connie

      i agree with you … except.. SHOULD NOT in any way play into the ridiculous gun battle in (( our Country )) ??? should be—-> (((ANY COUNTRY))) Should NOT PLAY RIDICULOUS GUN GAMES PERIOD!!

  • Wyliecoyote

    Stupid tars deserves it. Rule #1 treat every weapon as if it were loaded. Rule #2 only point the weapon at what you intend to kill.

  • Mattius

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Sad? No. Funny? Yes!!! Lmfao!!!! Please tell me they recorded it and uploaded it.

  • Jemin

    Cardinal Safety Rules for all guns.
    1. Treat every gun as if it is loaded (chambered round) at all times 2. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. 3. Keep safety on until ready to shoot 4. Do not point the gun at anything you dont intend to shoot. 5. When in doubt, remember rules 1, 2, 3 and 4. The right to bear arms only makes sense if you abide to these rules.

  • Joniene

    I'm sorry for the loss for the family. Please, I agree with Jemin. Let's not take this unfortunate death in vain.

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  • Yup

    Real smart especially the part where it wasn't the first time he's played with a gun by pointing it at his head. Can't fix stupid!

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