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Man Fatally Shoots Himself While Showing Relative How to Clean a Gun on Video Call

An investigation is ongoing.

A pistol that has been turned in at a gun buyback event are viewed at the Bridgeport Police Department's Community Services Division on December 22, 2012 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The buyback program, the largest in the city's history, will offer up to $200 value for a working handgun, $75 for a rifle and a higher rate of payment for a weapon determined to be an assault-type rifle. There was strong turnout for the event with many residents turning in guns they haven't used in years. Following the massacre of children and adults at a school in Newtown, Connecticut last week, numerous Connecticut towns and cities are trying to get more guns off the street. (Credit: Getty Images)

Police say a Florida man died Tuesday while showing a relative how to clean a gun.

The Miami-Dade Police Department said 43-year-old Josmel Herrero was on a video call with a family member, showing him how to clean a gun, when he accidentally shot himself in the chest, the Miami Herald reported.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police responded to the house after receiving several reports of gunfire. Herrera was taken to a nearby trauma center, where he later died.

A police investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.

(H/T: Miami Herald)

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