Woman Shoots Herself With Gun During A Selfie

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A young Russian woman accidentally shot herself in the head at close range while posing for a selfie.

The 21-year old is in a serious condition after the accident. She accidentally pulled the trigger with one hand, while taking a selfie with the other. The young woman found the gun at her office in Moscow. The 9mm handgun had been left behind by a security guard who was on vocation.

The Independent reports:

She found the 9mm handgun in her Moscow office and, while taking the selfie with one hand, accidentally pressed the gun’s trigger at close range.

The woman subsequently accidentally shot herself in the temple, and was admitted to Sklifosovsky hospital in Moscow, where she is described as being in a “serious condition.”

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IZH-79 “Makarych” is considered a gas pistol, but can shoot “traumatic” ammunition – rubber bullets.

The incident was confirmed by police on Friday, but occurred on Thursday, and police are investigating how the woman obtained the gun.

The police in Moscow have said they believe a security guard had left the gun at the office two weeks prior, and was on holiday at the time of the shooting.

The owner of the gun could face up to six months in jail for storage for negligent storage of weapons, according to local news site RIA Novosti.

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