Russian roulette game blamed for death of Colorado teen

PUEBLO, Colo. — A Pueblo teen fatally shot himself while playing a game similar to Russian roulette Monday, according to police.

Police said the shooting happened late Monday night at a home in the 2100-block of East 14th Street. When police arrived, they found a 17-year-old with a gunshot wound to the head. The teen was still breathing when police arrived. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Police said several other teens were at the home at the time. They watched the victim play the game, similar to Russian roulette, several times before the fatal shot was fired.

Police continue to investigate the incident. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

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