West Bend man accidentally shoots neighbor through apartment ceiling

CREATED Mar 5, 2014 - UPDATED: Mar 5, 2014

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WEST BEND -- A man in West Bend is recovering Wednesday after he was accidentally shot at his home.

Police report a man on the first floor of an apartment building on Vogt Drive was cleaning his rifle when it shot up through the ceiling Tuesday night.

The bullet hit the man, who was lying on his couch at the time, in the stomach.

He was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
 
The 20 year-old suspect was charged with negligent handling of a dangerous weapon and remains in jail.