• Deputy accidentally shoots himself at Orange County gun range

    By: Jason Kelly


    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.

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    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."

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    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.

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