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25-year-old man fatally shoots himself in the chest while riding his bicycle

By Mason White 2:38 PM March 13, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A young man is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the chest while riding on his bicycle, police in Florida said.

St. Petersburg Police said that the 25-year-old man died after accidentally shooting himself while adjusting his gun.

Troy Earle Smith Jr., was found by paramedics laying on the ground suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest on Thursday afternoon.

He was taken to the Bayfront Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

After talking with witnesses and reviewing security video from a nearby business, detectives determined that Smith was riding his bicycle when the gun that he kept in his jacket pocket discharged.

Police found the gun in Smith’s jacket.