Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City man kills himself playing Russian roulette, police say
Tue August 26, 2008
By Matt Dinger

A man died Monday night after shooting himself in the throat during a game of Russian roulette, police said.

The man, 18, was home with his 14-year-old brother when he fired one bullet beneath his chin about 4:50 p.m., Oklahoma City police Lt. Jeff Cooper said.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he died, Cooper said.

Cooper said a revolver fired the fatal shot, but did not say who owns the firearm.

The 14-year-old said the older brother placed the gun to his throat and fired the shot, Cooper said.

Friday, August 8, 2008

CBS 42 News
Russian Roulette Cases
by Rick Jackson
2008-08-07 20:30:31.0

A 17 year-old boy from Tuscaloosa has died after shooting himself during a game of Russian Roulette. The potentially lethal game of chance begins when the players place a single bullet in the barrel of the gun, point it towards their body, and pull the trigger. The winner walks away with their life. Dr. David Schwebel of UAB says that adolescents involved in such activities are risk takers and a lot of them feel invulnerable.

Since February of this year, there has been four cases involving Russian Roulette in which three juveniles have died in Tuscaloosa and Jefferson Counties. Dr. Schwebel adds that a lack of love and sense of belonging contributes to the teens being detached from a fear of the outcome of playing this game.

Thursday, August 7, 2008 (AL)
Tuscaloosa teen dies in gun accident
Associated Press - August 7, 2008 11:04 AM ET

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A Tuscaloosa teenager is dead after shooting himself while playing a game of Russian roulette.

Tuscaloosa Police Chief Ken Swindle said the 17-year-old male suffered the fatal gunshot wound Tuesday night while playing the game. The boy's name was withheld.

Swindle said no foul play was involved.

A similar incident in late February claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy in Northport.