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Fullerton police officer accidentally shoots himself in leg

A Fullerton police officer who accidentally shot himself in the leg is recovering and in good condition, authorities said Wednesday.

The officer shot himself about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday "during routine training in the Fullerton Police Department Firearms Range," officials said in a news release.

The officer, who was not identified, suffered only minor injuries from the discharge but was taken to a hospital for treatment, authorities said.

In an email, Jeff Stuart of the Fullerton Police Department said the "weapon accidentally discharged during a training qualification in the shooting range, located at the station."

Stuart said the department is conducting an internal investigation into the incident.


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