A 56-year-old man who shot himself in the buttocks when his gun fell from his pocket at a US cinema could be charged by police.
The man was at a cinema in Sparks, Nevada, to watch The Bourne Legacy yesterday when the gun discharged, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.
About 30 people were in the cinema watching the movie when the man apologised and walked out with a wound to his buttocks, police said.
Police said the man, whose name has not been released, had a permit to carry a concealed weapon but would most likely be charged with illegally discharging it in a public place.
"It is illegal in Nevada, a misdemeanour, to either intentionally or negligently discharge or cause the discharge of a firearm in a theatre," Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams said.
About five people heard the gunshot but it didn’t cause alarm.
Police found him at a Reno hospital getting treatment.