21-year-old man dies after ‘playing with gun’ on West Side

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Authorities said a 21-year-old man is dead after  “playing with a gun” and accidentally shooting himself in the head.

The incident happened just after midnight on the west side on Wednesday.

When officers from the San Antonio Police Department arrived at the scene on Carlotta Avenue, they found EMS helping him. The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A witness at the scene told officers and investigators that the man had been playing with the gun when it accidentally went off.

Police said at this time the incident is being investigated as an accidental shooting.