Nevada movie patron shoots self in butt

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SPARKS, Nev. — Gun incidents in movie theaters have been rampant at the local and national levels since accused gunman James Holmes opened fire in an Aurora movie theater last month, killing 12 and injuring 58. Perhaps no incident has been more bizarre than the one that occurred in Sparks, Nev. Tuesday night.

Police said a 56-year-old man with a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon was adjusting himself during a screening of “The Bourne Legacy” when his gun fell out of his pocket and discharged, striking him in the buttocks.

The man apologized to fellow moviegoers and left the theater, police said. He was later found in a Reno hospital, suffering from a wound that was not expected to be life threatening.

“The (man) was cooperative with police and admitted that his gun fell out of his pocket,” police told to the Reno Gazette-Journal. ““There was no panic in the theater as only five people heard the shot out of the approximate 30 people in attendance.”

The Nevada theater where the gun discharged was a Century 14. The Aurora theater shooting tragedy occurred at a Century 16.

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