ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A corrections officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning during firearms practice at a gun range, the Orange County Corrections Department said.
Firefighters said the shooting happened shortly after 10:45 a.m. at the gun range at Wewahootee Road near the Beachline and Innovation Way.
The corrections officer was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center as a precaution, an agency spokeswoman said.
She said the Corrections Department shares the range with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
The incident remains under investigation.
No other details were given.
Per Orange County Corrections: Just before 11 .a.m., a Correctional Officer had an accidental discharge from his weapon during practice at the gun range and suffered a self-inflicted wound to the leg. He was conscious and alert, but airlifted to ORMC as a precaution. pic.twitter.com/DJiCddpaO5— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) June 7, 2019
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