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Teen Dies In Game Of Russian Roulette

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A 17-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound during a game of Russian roulette in a Torrance home early Monday morning.

L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. deputies responded around 4 a.m. to a call about a gunshot firing off at the Harbor Cove apartment building located on the 900 block of West Carson Street, according to NBC Los Angeles. They found the boy, whom family members said was a football player at Carson High School, with one gunshot wound to his head, according to KTLA.

Authorities told CBS Los Angeles that the teen was shot while playing Russian roulette, and that four other teens who were under 18 years old were with him during the shooting. There were a total of eight family members and friends at home, either hanging out or sleeping, when the incident occurred.

L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. Det. Scott Hoglund told KTLA it's not clear at this moment where the teen got the gun. "He was with a few cousins and they were pleading with him to put the gun down and stop playing, but he did not listen and take the advice of his cousins and he continued to play the game," Hoglund said.

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The teen was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Deputies later found the loaded gun near the apartment building. Since family members didn't know where the teen got the gun, they got scared and threw it out.

There were no arrests or charged filed as of this morning.