Man shoots himself playing Russian roulette in French bar

A bar owner accidentally shot himself dead playing Russian roulette in an attempt to impress a woman. — AFP pic
A bar owner accidentally shot himself dead playing Russian roulette in an attempt to impress a woman. — AFP pic

BOBIGNY, Feb 28 — The owner of a bar outside Paris accidentally shot himself dead playing Russian roulette in an attempt to impress a woman, a source close to the investigation said Thursday.

A shot went off as the man, 47, played with a revolver in his bar in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine just north of the French capital.

He “wanted to impress a woman,” said the source. “He put a bullet in the revolver, a 357 Magnum, and spun the cylinder. He killed himself with the first shot” in front of the woman.

The woman told investigators the bar owner had consumed alcohol and cocaine. — AFP

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