LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old was critically injured in a hunting accident near Lincoln when a deer rifle unexpectedly fired.
Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said the incident happened Thursday evening near 176th Street and Havelock Avenue.
Wagner says the man had been out hunting with a family friend. As they left to return home, the friend's deer rifle fired as he was putting it in the back of a pickup truck. The shot entered the truck's cab and hit the 18-year-old in the leg.
Wagner says the teen was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but is expected to survive.