Accidental Gunshot Victim Dead: Coroner
Man who shot himself in the face while showing a gun to friends died Saturday at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, the Will County coroner's office said.
A 21-year-old Joliet man who accidentally shot himself in the face died Saturday night in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center's intensive care unit, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.
Dion D. Perry sustained the injury at about 5 p.m. Friday night in the 300 block of South Ottawa Street, the hospital reported Friday. There had been some confusion that the shooting may have occurred at the hospital, but those accounts were incorrect.
He was reportedly showing the gun to friends while sitting in a car when the .25-caliber Beretta went off, according to a Joliet Herald News article.