Teen Accidently Shot Himself on Social Media

A tragic incident unfolded in Suffolk, Virginia, when a 17-year-old rapper inadvertently shot himself while filming a video for social media. The teenager, who was found dead on May 15, is believed to have died from an unintentional self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to local law enforcement.

While the police have not officially released the name of the deceased, social media posts suggest that the victim was Suffolk-based rapper Rylo Huncho. Videos circulating online show the young artist singing and dancing in front of a camera, brandishing a pistol equipped with a green laser sight.

In the video, the teenager appears to deactivate the firearm’s safety mechanism before pointing it at his head. A gunshot is heard, and the camera falls, indicating the moment the fatal incident occurred.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, a GoFundMe campaign was established to support the rapper’s bereaved mother. According to a post by a relative, the young rapper was the only child of a single mother who did her best to provide for her son.

The relative’s post also indicated that the family is still grappling with the circumstances surrounding the teenager’s death, which was initially classified as a suicide or accidental. The family is seeking any assistance during this difficult time, emphasizing the close bond between the mother and her son.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers of firearms, particularly when they are mishandled or used without proper safety precautions. It also underscores the need for increased awareness and education about gun safety, especially among young people who may not fully understand the lethal consequences of improper firearm use.