- Associated Press - Saturday, July 5, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 42-year-old Lincoln man has been charged after accidentally shooting a 12-year-old Fourth of July party.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1m3cenL ) that the man was at a party late Friday night with about a dozen other people at the Lincoln house when his .380-caliber handgun fell out of his shorts pocket and fired.

Police Capt. Jim Davidsaver says the bullet struck the 12-year-old girl in the middle of her back before going out her right shoulder. Davidsaver says doctors expect the girl to survive.

Police cited the man for unlawful discharge of a firearm.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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