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Darwin Wins Another Round

Eric Zyzanski, 31, had some friends over and was grilling on his apartment deck in Evanston, Ill. He was showing his guests, which included his girlfriend, his shotgun, and they “became alarmed and told him to put it away,” police say. To reassure them that it was safe, he “ejected 2-3 rounds” from the gun, and held it up to his head, “told his friends it was empty and pulled the trigger.” When police arrived, Zyzanski was “on the floor with a shotgun wound to his head.” He was dead. (RC/Evanston Review) ...Q: Is the gun empty? A: You bet your life.
Original Publication Date: 10 August 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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