16-year-old in coma after shooting himself during Russian Roulette

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HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio — A 16-year-old is in critical condition after allegedly shooting himself while playing Russian Roulette with friends.

Highland Hills Police Department confirms that it happened early Sunday morning at Chagrin Highlands Apartments.

The teen and two of his friends were drinking and playing Russian Roulette at the time, police confirm. The 16-year-old at one point put the gun to his chin. When he pulled the trigger, he was shot.

The friends walked the victim to the hospital, which was located across the street. He is now in a coma at MetroHealth Medical Center, according to police.

The friend who owned the gun could face several charges, according to police.

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