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Update: Deputy U.S. Marshal Accidentally Shoots Self at Gun Range

An employee of the U.S. Marshals Service suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the upper leg at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shooting range, officials said.

Updated, 2:01 p.m.:

A group of U.S. Marshals employees were conducting shooting exercises at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office gun range around 9 a.m. Wednesday when one of them suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the upper leg, according to a news release.

Officials are not releasing the name of the person due to their current work assignment. The person is a deputy marshal, a spokesperson told the Tampa Bay Times.

 

Earlier:

An employee of the U.S. Marshals Service was injured when a gun accidentally went off at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shooting range in St. Petersburg, authorities said Wednesday.

Deputies were on scene at the gun range at 11700 34th St. N. in St. Petersburg on Wednesday morning, according to a news release.

The person was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, a sheriff's office spokesperson said.

No further information was immediately available.

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Zigsauered February 26, 2013 at 03:22 PM
I am so happy that no one else there was shot and possibly killed!

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