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Indiana man accidentally shot friend and killed himself

  • Bryan Carr shot Jonathan Culp, 31, during party at house in Hammond, Indiana
  • Gave first aid to Culp but turned gun on himself after seeing was fatally injured
  • Carr died inside the house while Culp was pronounced dead later in hospital

A man accidentally shot and killed his friend at a party before turning the gun on himself because he ‘could not live with what he had done’.

Bryan Carr shot Jonathan Culp, both 31, during a gathering at a home in Hammond, Indiana, at 9.30pm on Saturday.

Carr, from Hobart, tried to give first aid to Culp, but shot himself after he realized the wound was fatal.

He told witnesses he could not live with the guilt before pulling the trigger.

Bryan Carr shot Jonathan Culp, both 31, during a gathering at a home in Hammond, Indiana. Pictured is a general view of the local area

Officers from Hammond Police Department pulled up at the property to hear the second bullet.

Carr died at the scene, according to the department, while Culp was later pronounced dead at St Margaret’s Hospital. 

‘Witnesses on scene, as well as Mr Carr, attempted to administer first aid to Mr Culp,’ a police spokesman said.  

‘Mr Carr then told witnesses that he could not live with what he had done and shot himself. 

‘The Hammond Fire Department transported Mr Culp to St. Margaret’s hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Mr Carr died at the scene.’ 

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