UNL Freshman Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself

   Lincoln police say a freshman at the University of Nebraska was killed last week in an accidental shooting at his apartment. 

       Police spokesman Luke Bonkiewicz says officers were called to the apartment of 21-year-old Ivan Messersmith Wednesday after his girlfriend found him unconscious and not breathing with a gunshot wound to his head. 

     Bonkiewicz says an investigation shows Messersmith, an engineering major, was filming a video and manipulating a handgun when he accidentally shot himself. 

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