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.
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."
The incident remains under investigation.
No other details were given.
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