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Teen dies from self inflicted gunshot

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ALTON, IL (KTVI) – An 18-year-old is dead after authorities say he was shot in the head while playing with a gun.

Witnesses told police Austin Wilcox was playing with the gun early Saturday morning that wasn’t working.

Witnesses say they were watching TV when they heard a gunshot.

When they turned around Wilcox had shot himself with the gun he had been playing with earlier.