SIOUX CITY — A 20-year-old foreign exchange student is recovering after being shot at a local bar, Sioux City police said Monday.
Police identified the gunshot victim as Briar Cliff University student Natacha Butera. She was listed in fair condition at a hospital Monday.
Police said Butera was shot in the arm and chest early Sunday in the first-floor bar of Mac Behr’s.
Soloman Harris, 24, fired a pistol at a man he had been fighting with, police said, and the bullet instead hit Butera, piercing her liver and lung. Police said Harris did not know Butera, who happened to be standing nearby.
Harris has been charged and was in jail Monday.
Briar Cliff officials issued a statement saying its community “is very saddened about this unfortunate situation.”