Deleon Alonso Smith, 19, died of a single gunshot wound to the throat after accidentally pulling the trigger while posing with his cousin
A teenager has died after accidentally shooting himself while taking selfies with a loaded gun - police have said.
Deleon Alonso Smith, 19, died of a single gunshot wound to the throat after accidentally pulling the trigger.
The young dad-of-two had been taking pictures of himself and his cousin while holding the weapon.
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Police were called to his apartment in Houston, Texas, at around 1.30pm on Tuesday local time.
Uncle Eric Douglas told local radio station KPRC : "It's the worst feeling in my life."
Grandmother Alma Douglas added: "It's a numb feeling. It's still unbelievable. Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and now this kind of news."
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Smith's cousin told police the pair had found the weapon earlier that day.