05/03/2005: When at first you don't succeed, try, try again....
Man shoots self 5 times; jumps off bridge to complete the task.
I really shouldn't make fun of him; I'm so incompetent that if I'd done the same thing they'd be fishing my live body out of the river and hieing it down to The Med.
Apparently, though, he shot himself three times in the head with a .22 caliber pistol, which raises some doubts about a factoid I've heard referred to on an episode of CSI (Thursday nights I often tune in early to SpikeTV, letting CSI play in the background while I wait for MXC to come on), namely that .22 pistols are a choice of professional assassins, supposedly because the bullet enters the skull, but doesn't have enough kinetic energy to leave the skull, so supposedly it rattles around the cranium a bit turning the brain into tossed salad before it finally settles down and stops. Not in this case; apparently even shooting oneself in the head with a .22 is an activity best left to professionals.
Len on 05.03.05 @ 10:15 AM CST