Teen Fires At Gas Tank...Bullet Ricochets, Kills Him - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Teen Fires At Gas Tank...Bullet Ricochets, Kills Him

MSNBC.COM - A 17-year-old boy in south Texas died after firing a single shot that ricocheted off a butane tank and hit him in the head, the Monitor in McAllen, Texas, reported.

Israel Torres, along with his father and brother had been in the backyard of a home in McAllen, and all three had been drinking prior to the incident, authorities said.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said Torres fired the shot with a handgun after trying to persuade his girlfriend to take a shot, the paper reported. 

"All three are pretty drunk when someone pulls a .380-caliber, semi-automatic and shoots it into the backyard," Trevino told reporters. "The 17-year-old gets it and tells his girlfriend, here, look, pull the trigger." click here to read more

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