Manhood under attack, teen ‘accidentally shoots’ self on webcam chat

Investigators say a Philadelphia teen who accidentally shot himself in the head was handling the gun after his manhood was challenged by another person during a webcam chat.

Capt. John Gallagher says the 18-year-old was in an online chat early on Wednesday when he shot himself with a gun he apparently believed was not loaded.

The Philadelphia Daily News reported the teen remained hospitalised in extremely critical condition.

Investigators say they're still trying to find out who the teen was chatting with when he was wounded. They want to find out if the exchange was recorded.

Gallagher says the teen's two brothers were asleep in the room at the time. Police haven't released his name.

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