Charleston police officer shot after gun accidentally discharges during training

Updated: Apr. 22, 2019 at 6:55 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a Charleston police officer was shot after a gun accidentally discharged during training.

According to police, the officer was struck in the right arm. He was transported to Trident Medical Center where he’s being treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The shooting happened at the department’s firearms range around 3:30 p.m. on Monday during a firearms training session.

A report states a number of officers were at the firearms range located at 277 Varns Road when a Charleston police officer had an accidental discharge of a service weapon.

“The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the incident because the range is located in Berkeley County,” Charleston police officials said. "Charleston Police is conducting an internal investigation into the incident to make sure all safety protocols were in place and to ensure a similar incident doesn’t occur again. "

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