- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln man has been ticketed after accidentally firing a gun, sending a bullet through his neighbor’s house and into a child’s bedroom.

Lincoln police tell the Journal Star (https://bit.ly/2nirJQ4 ) that the incident happened Thursday evening while the man was cleaning his handgun. He told police he thought the gun was empty, but a shot fired after he racked the slide. The man called police to report the incident.

Officer Katie Flood said Friday that the round ended up in a child’s room in a neighboring house, but no one was at the home at the time. No one was injured.

The man has been ticketed on suspicion of discharging a firearm in city limits.

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

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