Officer accidentally shoots himself in leg at Henrico gun range

Posted at 3:48 PM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 18:25:02-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Capitol Police Officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg while pulling a firearm out of the holster Thursday afternoon at Colonial Shooting Academy in Henrico, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett. Emergency crews were called to the West Broad Street shooting range and gun store at about 2:30 p.m.

The spokesperson for Capitol Police confirmed one of their officers accidentally shot himself in the upper right leg.

The officials said the officer was treated and released from Henrico Doctors Hospital.

A manager at Colonial Shooting Academy said the officer was training on a SERPA holster and accidentally shot himself.

The manager added Colonial Shooting Academy does not recommend the use of a SERPA holster, for civilians, because there is a button on the side that puts your trigger finger in prone position while drawing out the firearm.

The Colonial Shooting Academy manager said the incident did not involve its training specialist.

Henrico Police responded to the range, but have not yet commented on the situation.

Capitol Police said an investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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