Man Posing For Gun Selfie Dies After Firearm Goes Off: Report

08/04/2014 02:31 pm ET | Updated Aug 04, 2014

A man's attempt to take a dramatic selfie reportedly turned tragic earlier this month when the loaded gun with which he was posing went off and killed him.

According to Mexican newspaper Excelsior, Oscar Otero Aguilar, a 21-year-old man from Mexico City, had been drinking with friends before the incident occurred. The friends reportedly said Aguilar had grabbed a gun with the intention of posing with it for a selfie, which he intended to post on Facebook.

Police said Aguilar had "borrowed the gun and was waving it around" as he attempted to take a photo, WFTS-TV reports.

The gun, however, went off, and Aguilar was shot in the head. He died soon afterward.

Police are reportedly still investigating Aguilar's death.

Mexican magazine Proceso reports that one of the friends with whom Aguilar had been drinking was arrested following the incident. It's unclear, however, if any charges have been filed against him.

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