21-year-old Joel Sheehy, son of Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy, was handling a handgun he owns when the gun unintentionally discharged. According to a statement, "the bullet entered Joel's right front cheek and exited behind his right ear. He is under medical supervision and in stable condition. He will undergo surgery Wednesday afternoon to repair facial fractures."
Joel is a senior at the University of Nebraska where he is studying biotechnology. According to his Facebook page, Joel is a fan of the group Anything About Guns.