A 17-year-old boy accidentally shot himself dead while making a TikTok video in Karachi’s Sikandar Goth area on Sunday morning, a TV channel quoted the police as saying.

Tanveer had been making a video in his room when the incident took place, Samaa TV reported.

“The pistol he used had bullets in its chamber,” a police officer said, adding that it was a licensed weapon and belonged to the deceased’s father. The family had recently arrived in the city from Punjab.

“Tanveer had gone to his room to change clothes,” the TV channel quoted his uncle as saying. “After half an hour, his younger brother came back running and told his parents that Tanveer was unconscious.”

The victim’s body was later shifted to a hospital for legal formalities. The police have launched an investigation into the matter.