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WharfRat
01-25-2006, 01:46 PM
Jan 25, 9:44 AM (ET)



BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A Colombian man accidentally shot his nephew to death while trying to cure his hiccups by pointing a revolver at him to scare him, police in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla said on Tuesday.

After shooting 21-year-old university student David Galvan in the neck, his uncle, Rafael Vargas, 35, was so distraught he turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, police said.

The incident took place on Sunday night while the two were having drinks with neighbors.

Galvan started to hiccup and Vargas, who works as a security guard, said he would use the home remedy for hiccups of scaring him. He pulled out his gun, pointed it at Galvan and it accidentally went off, witnesses told local television.

http://reuters.iwon.com//article/20060125/2006-01-25T144432Z_01_N24163507_RTRIDST_0_ODD-COLOMBIA-HICCUPS-DC.html

Buddwalk
01-25-2006, 01:47 PM
Thats messed up seriously :shakeno:

NaboCane
01-25-2006, 01:48 PM
:eek:

mor911
01-25-2006, 01:58 PM
What an idiot... Let me pull out my gun and point it at my nephew... Idiot.

PassRush
01-25-2006, 02:45 PM
Eh, I cant say anything, once my girlfriend had the hiccups in the car, I hit the gass, turning away from a tree at the last second, her hiccups stopped instantly.

UltraDol-Fan
01-25-2006, 02:45 PM
seriously, people are such idiots.
I also have a problem with the wording in the article... guns don't accidently go off, they go off when someone pulls the trigger. Every time I read that bull **** it makes me mad. It's just people trying to make guns sound more dangerous. my guns have never "accidentally" gone off.

d-day
01-25-2006, 02:53 PM
Jan 25, 9:44 AM (ET)



BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A Colombian man accidentally shot his nephew to death while trying to cure his hiccups by pointing a revolver at him to scare him, police in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla said on Tuesday.

After shooting 21-year-old university student David Galvan in the neck, his uncle, Rafael Vargas, 35, was so distraught he turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, police said.

The incident took place on Sunday night while the two were having drinks with neighbors.

Galvan started to hiccup and Vargas, who works as a security guard, said he would use the home remedy for hiccups of scaring him. He pulled out his gun, pointed it at Galvan and it accidentally went off, witnesses told local television.

http://reuters.iwon.com//article/20060125/2006-01-25T144432Z_01_N24163507_RTRIDST_0_ODD-COLOMBIA-HICCUPS-DC.html


:hmmm: did it work...?

WharfRat
01-25-2006, 03:15 PM
:hmmm: did it work...?

I would assume so, but it didn't say for sure... perhaps you can try it with your neighbor.. :tongue:

NaboCane
01-25-2006, 04:39 PM
seriously, people are such idiots.
I also have a problem with the wording in the article... guns don't accidently go off, they go off when someone pulls the trigger. Every time I read that bull **** it makes me mad. It's just people trying to make guns sound more dangerous. my guns have never "accidentally" gone off.

Amen. And drunken sub-moronic macho schmucks like this guy should never have guns in the first place.

But you know, things like this are just one of God's little reminders to us that Darwin was right; nature culls the herd of its greatest liabilities one way or another.

And his nephew, you ask? Well, if he was dumb enough to hang out with this guy...well, I'm sure you get the picture.