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Police say woman provided alcohol to teen who shot himself

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-25 15:30:10-05
A Lincoln woman has been cited on suspicion of giving a group of teenagers alcohol after a 16-year-old accidentally shot himself in the leg.
 
The Lincoln Journal Star says the teen was at a friend's house with three other teens Thursday and wanted to show them a handgun.
 
Lincoln Officer Katie Flood says the group had been drinking and smoking marijuana when the shooting happened. The 16-year-old was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
 
A 51-year-old woman was cited on suspicion of procuring alcohol to minors and child neglect. She is accused of buying the teenagers vodka, beer and a malt alcohol drink. The woman told police she didn't know the boy, who was a family friend, had a gun.