A man walking in Lincoln this week was struck in the genitals by a bullet after he dropped a .22-caliber handgun and it discharged.

Lincoln police went to Bryan Medical Center’s west campus about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday after getting a report of a man with a gunshot wound. Officers talked to the 32-year-old and witnesses and received conflicting accounts of what had occurred. They later learned that the man was walking near 14th and Adams Streets when he dropped the gun.

His injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said. He was listed in fair condition Friday.

The man was cited on suspicion of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and discharge of a weapon in the city.

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