A 70-year-old Lincoln man was in his living room Thursday night when his neighbor accidentally fired a gun while cleaning it and shot a window out at the neighbor’s home, police say.
Officer Erin Spilker said the incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. just south of 46th and Van Dorn streets.
She said the man heard a gunshot and a window breaking in the kitchen and found the bullet on the floor.
As police investigated, they were met by a 66-year-old who lives across the street who told them his .45 caliber Taurus 1911 had discharged while he was cleaning it. Police cited him for discharging a firearm in the city.
No one was injured.
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