Man Accidentally Shot in Neck by Nephew, 9

Police investigating shooting as an accident

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Jul 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:25 AM CDT
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Man Accidentally Shot in Neck by Nephew, 9

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A Lancaster man is in critical condition after accidentally being shot in the neck by his 9-year-old nephew, police say.

Officers were called to a home on the 400-block of Alexander Street at about 2 a.m. Sunday.

The victim, a 46-year-old man whose name has not been released, was teaching his nephew about the gun when it went off, police said.

The boy, whose name has also not been released, was not injured.

The man was alert after the shooting and was taken to Methodist Hospital in Dallas for treatment.

Dallas police said the shooting is being investigated as an accident.

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