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Teenager dies after accidentally shooting himself while taking selfie

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Deleon Alonso Smith (Pic via Facebook)
Deleon Alonso Smith (Pic via Facebook)

The 19-year-old in Texas was trying to take a picture of himself posing with a gun when he shot himself in the neck.

The young man's name was Deleon Alonso Smith, a 19-year-old father of two from Houston.

According to USA Today, Smith was trying to take a picture of himself for Instagram yesterday with a gun to his head when it accidentally went off, giving him a fatal neck wound.

Attempts were made by Smith's uncle to save his life but there was nothing he could do.

Smith's cousin, who was with him at the time of the shooting, told police the pair had found the gun earlier that day.

Police have ruled out suicide saying that 'all the indications are that this is an accident'.