A Sansom Park, TX, police officer was shot in the face and seriously wounded during an active shooter response training exercise Saturday.
Officer Lina Mino remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday following one of what is expected to be several surgeries.
“Ofc. Mino underwent surgery and will require additional surgeries in the near future, as a result of the head trauma,” Erika Smith of Keller wrote on a GoFundMe website that was set up for Mino to help with medical expenses and for travel expenses for her family.
The training was conducted at a Forest Hill elementary school, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson told the Star-Telegram.
The incident is under investigation and it is not known currently how live ammo was introduced into the scenario.
"No reason why, in a training scenario, there would be live ammo like that in the building or in the room," said Charley Wilkison, who is executive director of Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas or CLEAT, the statewide police union.
"Training is important, but these situations cause us all to take a pause," Wilkinson told Fox4.