Man fatally shoots himself while proving to friends his shotgun is unloaded

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Eric Zyzanski was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead after he accidentally shot himself in the face with a shotgun.

An Evanston man fatally shot himself in the head while showing off his shotgun to friends Sunday.

Eric Zyzanski, 31, wanted to show his friends his shotgun, so went to retrieve it, but when he brought it out, his friends were “alarmed” and told him to put it back.

To calm their feelings, Zyzanski ejected several shells and told his friends the weapon was unloaded. To further prove his point, he placed the shotgun to his face and pulling the trigger.

The weapon discharged and  Zyzanski was transported to Saint Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

[ Daily Northwestern ]