Man taking Facebook selfie posing with handgun dies after shooting self in the head

A Mexico City man, attempting to take a selfie posing with a gun after drinking with friends, has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head.


According to authorities, Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, died at the scene of the shooting, reports The Daily Mirror.

Aguilar, who had reportedly been drinking before the shooting, was using his cell phone to take a picture of himself with the gun when it went off, killing him.

"I heard a gunshot, and then I heard somebody screaming and realized somebody had been hurt. I called the police straight away and when they arrived they found that he was still alive," said neighbor Manfredo Paez Paez.

Aguilar died before he could be transported to a hospital.

According to The Ministry of Public Security, Aguilar was planning on posting the picture on his Facebook page along with other pictures showing him in expensive cars or posing with bottles of alcohol.

One of Aguilar's friends who was at the scene of the shooting, Omar Abner Campos Vives, was arrested, while another man known as 'El Paco' is being sought.

Authorities say an autopsy is planned, but that it appears to be an accident.

[Image Otero Aguilar Facebook]