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Multiple Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds to the Head: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Kury, George M.D.; Weiner, James M.D.; Duval, Jennie V. M.D.

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Abstract

Multiple self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head are rare and usually present a challenge to the pathologist and to the police in determining the manner of death. We report a case of two suicidal gunshot wounds to the head. The literature is reviewed, and the pertinent findings, including location of the wounds, location of the brain injuries, types of weapons used, and criteria important to determine the manner of death, are discussed.

© 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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