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Delaware Officer Hit When Gun Accidently Discharges

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) – Newark police say an officer was injured when a handgun accidently discharged after firearms training at police headquarters.

It happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Police say one officer noticed what he thought was an abnormality on his handgun. That officer gave the weapon to a second officer to inspect it.

Police say the handgun fired and struck the first officer in the lower leg.

The officer was taken to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

The officer handling the weapon when it discharged was placed on administrative duty while the incident is investigated.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)