St. Louis police officer injured at firing range

2:14 PM, Aug 22, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A 30-year-old St. Louis police officer is being treated at a hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the foot while at a firing range Thursday afternoon.

According to Leah Freeman, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident happened just before 2 p.m. at a firing range in the 2100 block of Gasconade.

The officer, a five-year veteran of the police force, was training on-duty with SWAT officers when he fired a shot that struck his left foot.

The exact cause behind the accident has not been disclosed.


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