Fatal shooting in Sidney ruled an accident

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say the fatal shooting of a man in Sidney over the weekend was an accident.

Sidney radio station KSID reports that 28-year-old Donald Vizina was at a friend's house in the southern Panhandle city of Sidney on Sunday evening. The friend told police that Vizina was handling a gun when it went off and the bullet struck Vizina.

Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub (shahb) says Vizina's fatal head wound was self-inflicted and accidental _ not a suicide.

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