NEW BRAINTREE, Mass. — A trainee from the Massachusetts State Police Academy was rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after accidentally shooting himself.
A state police spokesman says it happened during training at the facility in New Braintree.
“A trainee at the State Police Academy range suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his lower leg when he accidentally discharged his firearm during a training exercise this morning,” according to the spokesman.
“He was conscious and alert, was immediately treated by Academy medical staff, and was transported to an area hospital,” said the spokesman.
“The incident will be investigated by our Division of Standards and Training,” according to the spokesman.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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