"29-year-old Philip Collopy accidentally shot himself with a handgun in a house in St Mary's Park, Limerick, in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Gardaí believe Mr Collopy was showing a friend how to kill someone when he put the gun to his own head without realising there was a round in the breach.
There were about seven people in the house at the time.
Members of the armed garda regional support unit were on patrol when a man came running out the house and alerted them to the shooting.
Mr Collopy died in at the Mid Western Regional Hospital at 8.30pm last night."
Monday, March 23, 2009
I burst out laughing when I read this: