On September 19, 2012, 14 year old Colombian girl named Brigit Lorena Gonzalez committed suicide by shooting herself with a .38 caliber gun in front of her classmates from the Institución Educativa Técnica Francisco Núñez Pedroso in Mariquita, in the department of Tolima, Colombia. To draw attention to her suicide, Brigit Lorena Gonzalez first fired two shots into the air and then waited for people to gather round. Then when authorities showed up, Brigit Lorena Gonzalez shot herself in the stomach.
Her startled classmates and teachers who responded to the sound of gunfire tried to argue her out of killing herself – as can be heard from the video, but the girl was determined to go through with it. The police and ambulance were already at the scene when the girl fired at herself and promptly took her body to the hospital, but there was nothing they could do to save her.
Colombian daily El Pais reported that one classmate tried to approach the girl as she stood in the courtyard but she pointed the gun at his head so the boy backed away. It was also reported that Brigit Lorena Gonzalez left a suicide note at home, but the content is subject to investigation by the authorities and has not been released.
According to Colombian Institute of Forensic Medicine, in 2011 there were 1889 suicides on record, 301 or 16% of them were committed by people between the ages of 5 and 19.
Props to Best Gore member horco987 for the video. First video contains the bad quality footage of the actual suicide. There’s a very inappropriate reaction by some dork towards the end of it:
Second video shows reactions of students, teachers and authorities immediately after the suicide. RIP young girl: