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Deputy injured during training at Orange County Sheriff’s Office gun range

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A deputy was injured at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office gun range on Thursday morning.

Emergency officials responded to the gun range on Wewachootee Road around 11 a.m.

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Sheriff’s office officials said during a shooting exercise, deputies were firing near and through vehicles. Investigators said a piece of metal came off one of the vehicles and hit a deputy in the chest.

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Deputies said the deputy’s injury was superficial, and the deputy was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.