Man taking selfie with a gun shoots self, dies

A 21-year-old man who took a daring Facebook selfie with a gun died after he shot himself when the firearm accidentally went off.

Oscar Otero Aguilar selfie

According to GMA News Online, Mexican media reports identified the victim as Oscar Otero Aguilar, who had a drinking spree with friends when the accident occured in late July.

A report published on ABC Bakersfield says he borrowed a handgun and waved it around as he tried to snap a photo using his smartphone.

The selfie accident took place when the weapon that Aguilar pointed at his head unexpectedly discharged.

His neighbor, Manfredo Paez, called the police after he heard someone screaming following a gunshot. The victim was still alive when the police arrived. They reportedly found a .45 caliber pistol at the site.

Aguilar died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, the ABC report said.

Previous selfie photos on his Facebook page reportedly "showed him in front of fast cars, sitting on expensive motorcycles, hugging beautiful women and posing in a band."