After Shooting, Friends Calm Nerves at Cinema

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009  |  Updated 9:52 AM PDT
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After Shooting, Friends Calm Nerves at Cinema

David Sutherland

Friends opt for movie instead of 911 after friend shoots self in head.

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Friends of man who shot himself over the weekend in Denton reportedly went to a movie instead of helping the victim.

The Dallas Morning News reports officers responded to a gunshot wound call in the 1600 block of Boyd Street on Saturday night and found a man with a gunshot wound to the head.

During the investigation, witnesses to the shooting told police they were upset and went to a movie to calm down.

They also told officers the victim took the bullets out of a gun, set them on a coffee table and then placed the gun to his head before pulling the trigger.  The man then loaded the gun and fired, shooting himself in his head.

Two other people, who had been asleep in another room at the time of the shooting, came to the man's aid after his other friends left.

The victim, whose name has not been released, is currently in intensive care at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Investigators are still trying to figure out if the shooting was intentional or an accident.  No charges have been filed but police said the investigation is ongoing.

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