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SmashMouth 06-13-2012 11:31 AM

Drunken teen killed by own ricocheted gunshot in southern Texas
 
A drunk 17-year-old died in southern Texas after a bullet he shot at a butane tank ricocheted back and hit him in the head.
Israel Torres fired the shot with a semi-automatic handgun in the backyard of a home near McAllen, Texas, shortly before 11:30pm Monday night, The Monitor reported.
"It was just an accident under the influence of alcohol," Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said Tuesday.
Trevino said deputies found Torres' father and his two sons had been drinking heavily prior to the incident.
"All three are pretty drunk when someone pulls a .380-caliber, semi-automatic [handgun] and shoots it into the backyard," Trevino said. "The 17-year-old gets it and tells his girlfriend, 'Here, look, pull the trigger.'"
When the teen's girlfriend refused to handle the gun, Torres pulled out the gun's clip and turned to a butane tank, the Monitor reported.
"He fires one time and shoots himself in the head," Trevino said, adding that Torres' family was living in the U.S. illegally.
Deputies are investigating whether the father bore any criminal responsibility in the death of his son.
McAllen is located 250 miles south of San Antonio, near the Mexican border.


Read more: Drunken teen killed by own ricocheted gunshot in southern Texas | Fox News

The irony ....

QBREES9 06-14-2012 12:32 AM

Just plain sad.

Srgt. Hulka 06-14-2012 07:47 AM

Darwinism at work.

QBREES9 06-14-2012 12:18 PM

You know i was just thinking about that.

ScottF 06-15-2012 12:11 PM

accidental shooting in Texas?? shocking

mutineer10 06-15-2012 12:41 PM

Yeah, my dad always put the guns away when I was getting drunk with him at 17 ... sheesh

Crusader 06-15-2012 01:00 PM

Serves him right!

Danno 06-15-2012 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 412267)
Serves him right!

Really? You think he deserved to die for horsing around?

saintfan 06-15-2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 412279)
Really? You think he deserved to die for horsing around?

Deserve doesn't have anything to do with it IMO. Tragic, but, you know, if you're that stupid, there are consequences.

Danno 06-15-2012 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saintfan (Post 412292)
Deserve doesn't have anything to do with it IMO. Tragic, but, you know, if you're that stupid, there are consequences.

Sorry,

I think "serves him right" = "he deserved it".

If you actually thgink he deserved to die from horsing around I just don't know what to say. You and I have absolutely nothing in common.


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