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Thursday, August 22, 2013

St. Louis Metro Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself at Firing Range, Cops Say

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 3:23 PM

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A 30-year-old St. Louis cop is currently recovering in the hospital from an accidental, self-inflicted wound, cops say.

The officer -- with five years of service -- was training on-duty at a firing range during a weapons exercise with SWAT officers, St. Louis Metropolitan Police officials say. He accidentally fired a shot that struck his left foot just before 2 p.m.

He was then taken to the hospital where, police say, he is in serious, but stable condition.

The incident happened on the 2100 Gasconade Street, police say.

At this time, officials don't have any more details to offer about the incident.

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