ASIRT investigating officer’s training injury
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.