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      Suicide with One Cranial Gunshot by a .320 Caliber Pocket Revolver

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          Suicide using a firearm is the most commonly used method of committing suicide for men and women. In this paper, we present and discuss a suicide case in which an 86-year-old man shot himself using a .320 caliber pocket revolver. Proper crime scene investigation, recovery of the weapon used, and precise interpretation of autopsy findings play a fundamental role in determining the exact cause and manner of death. Accurate analysis of the injuries and a thorough knowledge of weapons and ballistics are essential for an adequate investigation in these unusual cases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a cranial gunshot inflicted by a .320 caliber pocket revolver.

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          Journal
          Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences & Forensic Medicine
          Naif University Publishing House
          01 May 2015
          : 1
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] University of Turin, Corso Galileo Galilei 22, 10126, Torino
          [2 ] Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, University Medical Centre Charité, University of Berlin, Turmstr. 21, Building N, 10559, Berlin
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          02d2b0908a164437b974af1905573cb4

          This work is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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          Medicine (General)
          R5-920

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