Fatal Bladen County shooting self-inflicted

The Bladen County Sheriff's Department says 20-year-old Marlon Powell is dead after being shot in the neck at Oakdale Homes in Clarkton.

Authorities say the wound was self-inflicted but accidental. They say Powell was playing Russian Roulette with freinds at an apartment.

Clarkton is a small town midway between Whiteville and Elizabethtown, near the intersection of Highway 701 and NC 211.

Investigators say Powell was taken to the hospital in Elizabethtown following the shooting shortly before 8 p.m. on Friday.  he died before he arrived.