NC man dies playing Russian roulette, police say

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WFMY) — Police say a man died after shooting himself while playing Russian roulette on Monday night.

Winston-Salem Police responded to a home on Reid Street. Officers found Diante James Blackburn unresponsive in the living room after shooting himself in the head. Police found a small caliber revolver in the same room as Blackburn.

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Blackburn was transported to Baptist Medical Center were he later died.

Investigators say multiple people were in the room at the time Blackburn shot himself – no one else was hurt.

Detectives believe Blackburn was playing Russian roulette. They do not suspect foul play, but they are still investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Winston-Salem Police at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

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