RCMP stock photo (Black Press Media)

RCMP stock photo (Black Press Media)

Police watchdog investigating training accident that injured Lethbridge officer

The fired round was recovered from the wall

Alberta’s police watchdog says a Lethbridge police officer is stable in hospital after being injured when another officer fired a gun in a training accident.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) says officers were training in a room at a gun range on Tuesday when an officer fired a round into a table.

The agency says a piece of the table struck a 35-year-old officer in his left leg.

The fired round was recovered from the wall.

The officer’s injury was serious, but non-life-threatening.

The Canadian Press

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