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Teen shoots himself dead while taking selfie with gun he found on street

By Mason White 5:48 PM September 3, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A teen tragically shot himself dead while taking a selfie with a gun that he found on the street earlier in the day, police in Texas said.

19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith of Houston, has accidentally shot and killed himself while posing for selfies with the gun along with a cousin.

The cousin said that while Smith was taking pictures of himself, he inadvertently pulled the trigger and shot his own neck. He died from a single gunshot wound.

The cousin was uninjured. The incident unfolded in the 9800 block of Forum Park Drive around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Smith’s grandmother said that she cannot believe that her grandson is dead as yesterday was her birthday, and Smith came to wish her a happy birthday.

Smith left behind two children.