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    Aug 06, 2014

    Shooting selfie with a pistol proves fatal


    OSCAR Aguilar liked to take selfies with sports cars, motorbikes and women.

    But his decision to take a photo of himself while pointing a gun at his head was a fatal one.

    The Mexican was drinking at home with his two housemates in Mexico City last weekend when he decided to take the selfie.

    The 21-year-old veterinarian accidentally pulled the trigger on the loaded .45-calibre pistol and fired a round right into his head, Mexico's Proceso magazine reported.

    He did not know the gun was loaded, police said, and succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital.

    One of Mr Aguilar's friends has been arrested, while the other is on the run.

    The selfie was supposed to be posted on Facebook, the New York Post said.