Aurora man accused of shooting wife in head at Nebraska lake

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(Photo: Keith County Sheriff's Office)

OGALLALA, Neb. — A woman is expected to survive after being shot in the head by her husband late Saturday night at a lake, the Nebraska State Patrol told the Scottsbluff Star Herald.

The incident happened about 10:30 p.m. in the Martin Bay area of Lake McConaughy.

Sean Long, 43, was arrested for first-degree assault and use of a firearm to commit a felony, the newspaper reported.

Long’s wife, whose name was not released, was airlifted to Colorado to be treated. Sean Long was booked into the Keith County Jail.

According to witnesses, a group of about a dozen people were drinking at a campsite where the shooting took place.

A Denver woman who was camping with her family said after the gunshot went off, someone with the group took the weapon and ran for help.

“We heard what we thought was a gunshot or a firework and then a bunch of people running down the road. One of them said they had the gun and next thing we know, a bunch of police cars were showing up,” the woman told the Associated Press.

“I just wanted to make sure all the kids were OK, but luckily my kids were already inside asleep so they didn’t have to witness any of this. It was just kind of more or less a lot of cop cars around and just wondering what the heck is going on.”

What led to the shooting remains under investigation.