Man accidentally shoots and kills himself while taking selfie

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His love of selfies led directly to his death.

Oscar Aguilar, 21, from Mexico City often posted photos of himself posing with luxury cars and beautiful women.

But his latest attempt at taking an impressive selfie failed tragically.

He had borrowed a gun, unaware that it was loaded, and posed for a selfie.

It then accidentally went off and fatally wounded him.

According to the local media, Aguilar's neighbour Manfredo Paez had heard the shot.

He said: "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."

Aguilar died on his way to the hospital. 

Sources: Metro, Telegraph