A New Orleans, LA, police officer was wounded Wednesday when he accidentally shot himself in the leg at the department’s training academy firing range, the department reports.
“In this incident, a NOPD officer sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. The injury is not believed to be life-threatening. The officer was transported via EMS to a local hospital. No additional information is currently available,” a police department statement says, according to 4WWL.
A police department spokesman tells FOX8 the officer is retired with more than 30 years of service to the department and is a reserve sergeant currently assigned to the training academy as an instructor.