• Deputy accidentally shoots himself at Orange County gun range

    By: Jason Kelly

    Updated:

    ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orange County deputy accidentally shot himself Wednesday morning at the Orange County Sheriff's Office's gun range, the agency said.

    Investigators said the deputy shot himself at about 10:30 a.m. at the range on Wewahootee Road near the Beachline and Innovation Way.

    Read: Corrections officer accidentally shoots himself during training in Orange County

    Officials said the deputy was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

    Sources told Channel 9 that the deputy shot himself in the hip.

    Authorities said the deputy, whose identity was not publicly disclosed, is a patrol corporal who has been employed by the agency since 2011.

    "Firearms are very dangerous, even for law enforcement handling firearms," Orange County Sheriff John Mina said during a news conference. "You have to be careful."

    Read: Suspect in custody after 5 people stabbed at Florida industrial park, police say

    The incident remains under investigation.

    No other details were given.

    Check back and watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for live updates on this developing story.

    Read: Everett Miller trial: Former Marine found guilty of killing two Kissimmee police officers

    Watch Sheriff John Mina provide an update below:

    DOWNLOAD: Free WFTV News & Weather Apps

    Not near a TV? Click here to watch WFTV newscasts live

    Watch Live: Doppler 9 HD

    Next Up: