This is from the local press. The worlds better off without d!ckheads like this. Man shot himself with 'unloaded' hand gun The Dominion Post | Monday, 17 September 2007 Callan Hogg thought a semi-automatic pistol was unloaded when he shot himself in the head in front of a friend, the Coroners Court has heard. The shooting happened about 6.30am at a Palm Ave, Lyall Bay, Wellington, property on May 14, 2006. Coroner Gerry Evans ruled that Mr Hogg died by the single self-inflicted gunshot wound, but stressed the 29-year-old did not intend to take his own life. Friend Ricky Popple, who lived at the address, told the court that on May 14 he and Mr Hogg had arrived at the house about 5am and sat in the lounge. About 90 minutes later, Mr Popple was in his bedroom listening to music. Mr Hogg entered the room and showed the gun, causing Mr Popple to recoil. "When Callan saw me flinch away he reacted by saying `hey, I had better make sure this is empty' and he cocked the gun back once causing a bullet to fall out of the gun on to my bed," Mr Popple said. "He held the gun up to the side of his head and pulled the trigger. I don't think he realised the gun was loaded. I think he just didn't realise ... that there were bullets left in the gun." Mr Hogg died in Wellington Hospital on May 19. Detective Senior Sergeant John Miller told the court that the semi-automatic pistol could hold up to nine rounds. When an unused bullet was ejected, another would slip into the gun's chamber. During investigations soon after the shooting, police searched Mr Hogg's address and found more firearms, illegal drugs and a large amount of cash. Police said Mr Hogg was unemployed, yet lived a "comfortable lifestyle". The source of his income, and why he had possession of firearms is unknown.