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Trial Starts for Accidental Sparks Movie Theater Shooting

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A trial for the man who accidentally shot himself in a movie theater in Sparks got underway Tuesday inside municipal court.

Fernando Eaglehart is charged with discharging a firearm in public. He told investigators his gun fell out of his pocket, and went off hitting him in the buttocks.

He did have a valid concealed carry permit at the time.

This incident happened back on August 14th. No one else in the theater was injured.

If Eaglehart is found guilty, he could be sentenced to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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