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24-Year-Old Alabama Man Makes Strange Declaration Before Shooting Himself Twice

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A 24-year-old man in Gadsden, Alabama, walked into a pub just after midnight Tuesday, made a strange announcement and then proceeded to shoot himself twice.

A man walked into Blackstone Pub & Eatery around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and allegedly said: “I am the whitest man alive.”

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He then shot himself with a Springfield XD .357 pistol.

Twice he misfired. The next two shots hit him once in the leg and once in the head.

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He was treated at the scene and rushed to Riverview Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Two rounds were found at the bar – one in a wall and another in the victim’s boot, police said.

Sources: Gadsden Times, AL.com

Image credit: Flickr Creative Commons / Kamal Hamid, Springfield-Armory.com