LARGO, FL – Surrounded by teenage friends on the back porch of his house, Thorin Montgomery was first up in a contest of Russian roulette. Right away, the .38-caliber revolver fired its round. Badly wounded, the 17-year old was rushed to the hospital Friday night. Keeping vigil, friends wrote wishes online that he might summon some sort of inner strength and pull through. But he died around 3 a.m. Sunday at Bayfront Medical Center. And friends who now dedicated Web posts to his memory struggled to reconcile how the teen with a bright smile and happy demeanor could be dead. “Truly blessed to have been such amazing friends with you Thorin rest your soul in paradise,” wrote one. Deaths and injuries from the act of bravado putting a bullet in the chamber, spinning it, pointing it at your head and pulling the trigger to see if it goes off are uncommon in Florida, but not unheard of. An expert who has studied the phenomenon suggests it is one of the ways that young men and the victims are almost always young men seek the rush of a thrill.” – Tampabay.