Police: Teen dies after playing Russian Roulette in Sherwood home

Police say a teenager shot himself dead at this Sherwood home while playing Russian roulette early Monday morning. (KATU Photo)

Police say a teenager died from a gunshot wound early Monday morning after playing Russian Roulette at a Sherwood home.

Police were called to the 23000 block of SW Main Street, inside the Carriage Park Estates mobile home park, just before 4 a.m. for reports of a shooting.

The teen was found dead with a gunshot wound. Several other people were at the home at the time, but police say the teen was the only one playing Russian Roulette.

Captain Ty Hanlon with Sherwood Police said the teenager had brought a 357 revolver to the house.

"At some point, he took it out and began to play - as we know it - Russian roulette. Spinning the cylinder of the gun and placing it to his head. He did this all on his own accord and there were no other people that were involved with the incident as far as that goes. One of the rounds did fire which, which killed him," Capt. Hanlon said.

Ashley Burgdorf lives across the street from the home where the shooting happened and said she talked with one of the home's residents after police left the scene.

"I asked him, 'Is everything okay? Anything we can do?'" said Burgdorf. "He seemed really shook up and he said the boy just came out and shot himself."

The teen didn't live at the home, and homeowner wasn't there at the time, police say.

Police say the teenager lives in Marion County.

Authorities spent New Year's Day notifying the teen's family of his death.

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