Self-inflicted gunshot wounds are a common cause of firearm-related deaths. The appearance and location of the entry wound, other concomitant findings at autopsy, and correlation with the scene and circumstances are critical in determining the manner of death. A case of a 72-year-old man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound with an unusual injury pattern is described. There was a contact range gunshot entry in the right temple, and an exit wound was seen in the left parietal region. There was a re-entry with an associated exit wound on the left hand.
From the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre; and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.
Manuscript received June 6, 2018; accepted June 30, 2018.
The authors received no funding for this article and report no conflict of interest.
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