ASIRT in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer’s train­ing in­jury

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The Alberta Se­ri­ous In­ci­dent Re­sponse Team (ASIRT) says a Leth­bridge Po­lice Ser­vice of­fi­cer is in hos­pi­tal in sta­ble con­di­tion fol­low­ing the dis­charge of a weapon at the LPS fir­ing range on Tues­day.

ASIRT has been di­rected to in­ves­ti­gate the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the in­ci­dent which left the 35-year-old of­fi­cer with a se­ri­ous leg in­jury.

At about 10:40 a.m. on Tues­day, po­lice of­fi­cers were at the fir­ing range for train­ing and were in a room when one of­fi­cer, han­dling a firearm, dis­charged a live round into a ta­ble, ASIRT said in a news re­lease. An of­fi­cer nearby was struck in the up­per (left) leg by what is be­lieved to be a frag­ment from the ta­ble, re­sult­ing in a se­ri­ous but not life-threat­en­ing in­jury.

The fired round was re­cov­ered from a nearby wall. Of­fi­cers im­me­di­ately pro­vided med­i­cal aid to the in­jured of­fi­cer, who was trans­ported to hos­pi­tal where he re­mains in sta­ble con­di­tion.

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