- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - A 19-year-old Houston man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while taking ‘selfies’ while holding a gun.

Deleon Alonso Smith died of a gunshot wound to the throat about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment in southwestern Houston.

Investigators say Smith had found a gun and was taking pictures of himself and a cousin while holding the weapon and posting them to social media websites when the gun discharged, killing Smith.

Investigators say the cousin was in another room when the gun fired.

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