Drunken teen killed by own ricocheted gunshot in southern Texas
MCALLEN, 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.I'm guessing he didn't actually shoot at the tank, but was screwing around and put the gun to his own head. I have strong suspicions that a .380 ACP ricochet would not be sufficient to penetrate skull, especially one that dense. The part about "Torres pulled out the gun's clip and turned to a butane tank" tells me he didn't turn to the tank, he performed the classic "hey y'all hold my cerveza and watch this" move.
Let's count the FAIL:
1. In the country illegally.
2. Underaged drinking.
3. Illegal possession of a firearm.
4. Failure to obey the rules of gun safety.
I liked especially how they were trying to determine if the father should face charges. YA THINK?
That is all.
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