A man has accidentally shot and killed himself while he was taking a selfie.

Oscar Otero Aguilar accidentally shot himself in the head posing for a selfie

Oscar Otero Aguilar accidentally shot himself in the head posing for a selfie

21 year-old Oscar Otero Aguilar, who was from Mexico City, was posing with the gun and had reportedly been out drinking with two of his friends. According to local reports Mr Aguilar was in the habit of taking selfies with objects he thought were impressive or interesting; previous selfies included stashes of alcohol and standing with or sitting in various vehicles.

A neighbour, 57 year-old Manfredo Paez Paez, reported: “I heard a gunshot, and then I heard somebody screaming and realised somebody had been hurt. I called the police straight away and when they arrived they found that he was still alive.”

Mr Aguilar was rushed to hospital but died on the way. The police are treating his death as an accident and an autopsy is scheduled to take place.