A 25-year-old Winfield man has died after he accidentally shot himself in the head Thursday night, police said.
Winfield police Lt. Frank Owens said Seth J. Gould was handling his .45-caliber handgun at a small gathering of friends when it went off just after 9 p.m. Thursday at a house in the 200 block of North Iowa in Winfield.
"We believe there was some horseplay involved," Owens said. "He didn't realize the gun was loaded."
Gould was taken to William Newton Hospital in Winfield, then transferred to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita.
He died at 5:15 a.m. today.