Man shoots himself in head while showing off gun at barbecue, deputies say

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HOUSTON – A man accidentally shot and killed himself while handling a gun at a barbecue Saturday, according to deputies.

The shooting was reported about 11:15 p.m. at a home on Walnut Brook Court in the Laurel Creek neighborhood of northwest Harris County.

According to Harris County deputies, the 22-year-old man had gone upstairs with three other men and began showing off his gun. Deputies said the victim did not realize it was loaded and accidentally fired a round, hitting himself in the head.

The victim died at the scene, deputies said. His identity has not been released.


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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.