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Popular YouTuber shoots himself in the head in freak accident

'Not sure how I’m alive.'

Jan 23, 2021, 11:07 am*



Alexandra Samuels

YouTuber WhistlinDiesel, who has 1.75M subscribers on the platform, survived a freak accident after accidentally shooting himself in the forehead with a stray bullet from his gun.

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The vlogger—whose real name is Cody Detwiler—explained he was shooting metal plates with a .50 caliber gun from just 4 feet away when one of the bullets ricocheted and embedded in his forehead. 

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The 22-year-old frequently uploads videos of stunts involving large trucks, guns, or both. He told fans of the near-death experience on Thursday, with a selfie posted to his Instagram. 

“Not sure how I’m alive rn......,” he wrote. “I literally know what it feels like to get his with a .50 cal…. in the head......”

“I’m ok they’re just doing some scans to make sure I don’t have swelling other than the 2' lump on my forehead and the copper jacket under my skin,” he continued.

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Another photo to the YouTuber’s Instagram shows a photo of him in a hospital bed, with a sizeable hole right above his eye socket. A second picture showed the casing, along with the bullet that left the damage.

Despite the gruesome injury, Detwiler said he has no plans to stop shooting. “Got a ct scan to be safe and they say my skull isn’t cracked soo.... back to target practicing!!!” he wrote.

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2021, 11:04 am