Man accidentally discharges gun, striking man using bathroom AP (1/30/07 - CASPER, WY) - A man accidentally discharged a new pistol he was unfamiliar with, firing a bullet that nicked his arm and eventually ended up striking a man using the bathroom in another building, police said. However, since the bullet traveled through two walls, across a courtyard and ricocheted off a shower wall, it left only a small bruise on the chest of the man it hit and did not require treatment, police said. "It's one of those freak happenings," police Sgt. Mark Trimble said Monday. The incident occurred about noon Sunday. Trimble said Erick Hovermale of Casper was cited for misdemeanor discharging a firearm in city limits. Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.