Man dies 'playing Russian roulette'
Published 05/03/2013 | 09:21
Police are investigating the death of a man who had apparently been playing Russian roulette.
Emergency services were called to a house on Hogg Avenue in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, on Saturday following a "firearms" incident.
Alan McWilliams, 41, was found seriously injured and taken to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow for treatment but died on Sunday.
A neighbour told the Scottish Sun newspaper that Mr McWilliams had been "playing Russian roulette with a pal and the gun went off".
Strathclyde Police said they were treating the death as "unexplained".
A spokesman said: "Detectives are carrying out extensive inquiries following the death of a man in Johnstone at the weekend.
"Around 8.30pm on Saturday March 2 2013, officers were called to a report of a man with a firearm within a house in Hogg Avenue, Johnstone.
"Emergency services attended and the 41-year-old man was taken to the Southern General Hospital. Unfortunately, the man died in hospital on Sunday.
"A post-mortem examination will be carried out later today to establish the exact circumstances of the death and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."