KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – A Kokomo teen is dead after an apparent one-man game of Russian roulette, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.
On Thursday around 11:58 p.m. the Miami County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the report of a shooting in the 4500 block of West 1300 South Galveston. The call came in reporting that someone had shot themselves, according to 24-Hour News 8’s news partners at the Kokomo Tribune.
Police discovered a 17-year-old teen suffered from a single gunshot to the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following an investigation police found that the teenager was a guest in the home; several other teenagers were also present. The teens were in a bedroom playing video games when the deceased teen pulled out a gun.
Witnesses told police the teen was playing with the gun in a dangerous manner. One round was loaded in the gun. The teen spun the cylinder and fired one shot to his temple. The one round discharged, causing the fatal injury.
The Miami County Sheriff’s office, Indiana State Police and the Miami County Coroner’s office were investigating the case.