Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Man Shoots Himself In The Head While Bragging About Gun Safety Feature On His Gun
Freak Out Nation
A Phoenix man bragged about the double-safety mechanism on his gun, then to demonstrate how effective the feature is, he aimed the firearm at his head then shot himself in the temple.
23-year-old Christen Reece was out drinking and after he bars closed at around 3 or 3:00 in the morning, he had a bright idea which he presented to his six friends: “Let’s go to the high country and shoot guns,” he said.
“You know, there’s not really a lot to the story other than don’t drink and shoot guns,” explains Jim Molesa, chief deputy of the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, which is conducting the official investigation, according to the Phoenix New Times.
The friends ended up on the side of the road near a wooded area to do a little target shooting.
Reece told his friends of the feature on his gun which had a double-safety making it impossible to ever go off unexpectedly, so he decided to demonstrate this for his buddies.
“He held the gun up to head, a little behind the temple area, and fired,” Molesa said of the Sept 2nd incident. “He immediately dropped to the ground, and his acquaintances started freaking out, not sure what to do.”
Reece’s friends panicked. There was no hospital nearby, so they took his unconscious and bloody body to the fire station, where paramedics were on duty.