outbrain
Close  

Man waiting for haircut accidentally shoots self, dies

/ 04:36 PM February 23, 2020
gun, haircut

INQUIRER.net stock photo

A man died after accidentally shooting himself with a gun while waiting for a haircut in his home last Thursday, Feb. 20.

The man (name withheld) was sitting on a bucket outside his bedroom in Florida, United States before the tragedy, as per Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 21.

ADVERTISEMENT

While he waited for another man (also unnamed in the report) to cut his hair, he began “playing with his firearm, as he always does.” The gun then suddenly discharged and fatally wounded the owner before resulting in his death.

The accident was reported at around 6:30 a.m, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said. According the report, the man was already dead when authorities arrived at the house.

FEATURED STORIES

Following an investigation, officers stated that the man may have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he was playing with the gun. They have since called the man’s death a “horrible accident” based on evidence and witness statements. 

The police did not release details on the type of firearm. Ryan Arcadio/JB

RELATED STORIES:

Police stop teen from shooting himself with shotgun

Woman arrested for turning in husband’s guns

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: death, Florida, guns, Haircut, United States
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.