A teenager didn't quite get the selfie he was hoping for when he was attempting to take a picture of himself holding a 9 millimeter pistol overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
As the 16 year old boy was trying to take menacing photos of himself with the handgun, he accidentally fired the weapon, striking the phone he was using to take the selfies.
The shattering phone sent glass and metal shrapnel into the teen's eye and face, penetrating into his brain.
He was rushed to University Hospital in stable condition.
It happened inside the teen's home in the 200 block of Shasta, which is off Pleasanton Rd. on the south side.
Police are also trying to determine where the teen got the gun.