05/03/2013 04:13 GMT

Scottish Man Alan McWilliams Dies 'Playing Russian Roulette For A Laugh'

A man has died after reportedly playing the gun game Russian Roulette "for a laugh" in Renfrewshire, Scotland

Emergency services were called to a house on Hogg Avenue in Johnstone on Saturday following a "firearms" incident.

Alan McWilliams, 41, was found seriously injured and taken to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow for treatment but died on Sunday.

A neighbour told the Scottish Sun that Mr McWilliams had been "playing Russian roulette with a pal and the gun went off".

Another local told the newspaper local added: “Folk are saying Alpy was playing Russian roulette for a laugh."

Strathclyde Police said they were treating the death as "unexplained".

A spokesman said: "Detectives are carrying out extensive inquiries following the death of a man in Johnstone at the weekend.

"Around 8.30pm on Saturday March 2 2013, officers were called to a report of a man with a firearm within a house in Hogg Avenue, Johnstone.

"Emergency services attended and the 41-year-old man was taken to the Southern General Hospital. Unfortunately, the man died in hospital on Sunday.

"A post-mortem examination will be carried out later today to establish the exact circumstances of the death and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."