Teen Dies After Playing Apparent Game of Russian Roulette, Police Say

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 1:44 PM EDT

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Teen Dies After Playing Apparent Game of Russian Roulette, Police Say

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 1:44 PM EDT

According to a news release from the Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, a 17-year-old Florida boy died on Sunday, two days after shooting himself in the head during an apparent game of Russian Roulette.

Authorities said the boy and three of his friends were playing using a .38 caliber handgun, according to the report from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Read the news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office HERE.