Moviegoer shoots self in the butt

Gun fell out of man's pants during 'Bourne Legacy' screening

Published On: Aug 15 2012 09:55:44 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 16 2012 09:31:13 AM CDT
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 A man in Nevada accidentally shot himself in the butt during a screening of "The Bourne Legacy," police said.

The 56-year-old, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, "was adjusting himself in his seat" when "his gun fell out of his pocket," hit the floor and went off, police told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

The man stood up, apologized to the people sitting near him, and left the theater.

Police found him at a nearby hospital being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, The Associated Press reported.

The city attorney is reviewing the case for possible charges.

The shooting comes less than one month after a massacre during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were shot dead and 58 others injured.