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Man Dies After Firing Gun He Thought Was Unloaded

8:23 AM, Apr 26, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say a 19-year-old man died when he fired a round on a handgun that was being passed around by friends in a house near Tampa.
    
Deputies say Taylor J. McKenna was socializing with friends early Thursday when someone showed an unloaded handgun to the group.
    
According to deputies, McKenna didn't realize that someone loaded the gun when he picked it up and fired one round. It struck him in the head, killing him.
    
Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses and process the scene. McKenna's body has been taken to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office for an autopsy.

Associated Press

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