Teenager Accidentally Shoots Himself While Filming Tik Tok Video

A 17 year old boy from Karachi loses his life after accidentally shooting himself with a gun while filming a video for popular social media application, Tik Tok.

Tanveer had been making a video on the social media platform in his room when the incident took place.

“The pistol he used had bullets in its chamber,” a police officer said, adding that the pistol was licensed and belonged to his father. The family had recently arrived in the city from Punjab.

“Tanveer had gone to his room to change clothes for work,” his uncle said. “After half an hour, his younger brother came back running and told his parents that he was unconscious.”

The family refused a post-mortem and the deceased has been handed back to them after completion of medical-legal formalities.

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This is not the first time that a life has been lost while filming a TikTok video. In April, a 22-year-old man died after being hit by a train while shooting a video at the Jumma Goth railway station in Bhens Colony.

Separately, in December, a 16-year-old boy, Ammar Haider, was accidentally shot dead while recording a TikTok video with his friends in Sialkot. The friends told the police that he shot himself by accident, though the deceased’s parents claimed one of his friends shot him.

It’s about time some responsibility is taken by influencers and popular social media apps in regards to what kind of content they motivate young minds into making. Accidents like these can simply be avoided by discouraging and prohibiting video challenges that pose any kind of danger to human life whatsoever.
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