Sadly, there’s no shortage of photos on the intertubes of people who think snapping a selfie for Facebook while they hold a handgun to their own head is the height of hilarity. Sometimes those photo sessions go poorly. Take, for instance, the case of Eric Zyzanski. Apparently not satisfied pointing something that shoots a small caliber at his cranium, the now former Evanston, Illinois resident grabbed his shotgun. Friends who were there at the time asked him to put the gun down, “but he removed two to three rounds, held the gun to his cheek and told friends it was empty, police said.” . . .
It’s the one in the chamber they always seem to forget.
Then he pulled the trigger, according to the statement. One of the friends ran to a neighbor’s home to call police. … Zyzanski was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m. at Evanston Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Cue the inevitable Darwin Award nomination comments. The chicagotribune.com article doesn’t mention whether or not alcohol was involved, but would anyone really be surprised? Come on, people, if selfie you must, surely you can dream up something a little more creative. Do it for the children.