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This individual committed suicide with a gun. He has massive head trauma and cranial rupture. The head is the most common location for a suicidal shotgun wound (74%), followed by the chest (20%) and then the abdomen (6%). In head wounds, the most common location was intraoral (50%), followed by under the chin (19%); side of head, including parietal and temporal wounds (15%); and the face, including the forehead (13%).

Fig.1 Massive head trauma from a suicide.

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