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A 20-year-old law student has died after playing a game of Russian roulette while drinking with a friend.
Cades Emanuel Pimenta Santos Norte, who was from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, tragically shot himself on 1 April, according to local military police.
He was playing a 'game' of Russian roulette with his friend when he shot himself in the head.
Police said that it's not yet known who the weapon belonged to. The friend who saw the student's death gave a statement at the police station.
Officers were told that Cades called him to go over to his house to drink together and listen to music.
He agreed with Cades and arrived at his house. He said that when he got there, he already had the .38 calibre revolver in his hand.
He said that they both started to play Russian roulette. They took it in turns to fire the gun, which had one bullet in the chamber.
He said that he had the gun from Cades twice, before he pulled the trigger and allegedly shot himself in the head.
The friend had known Cades for the last six years, saying that the pair had played the game at least four times in the past.
The 20-year-old was buried at Sao Lucas Cemetery in Janauba.
Police said the victim died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's not clear if they are planning on investigating the incident any further.
Russian Roulette is an incredibly dangerous game that was made famous in the 1978 film The Deer Hunter.
Three US soldiers are captured during the Vietnam War and forced to play Russian Roulette as their captors gamble on the results. Their captors demand an especially brutal variation of the game - it is played until only one contestant is left.
It takes place in a bamboo room above where the other prisoners are contained, so that the losers' blood drips down on future contestants.
Several teen deaths followed the movie's release, causing police and the media to blame the film's depiction of Russian roulette, saying that it inspired the young people.
It was originally made up by a Russian writer in 1840 and since then has been tragically emulated by young people over the years.
In 2016, MMA fighter Ivan 'JP' Cole apparently killed himself by playing Russian roulette.
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