HCSO: Officer accidentally shot himself in the leg

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 4, 2013 at 1:39 PM

HOUSTON – An off-duty law enforcement officer was taken to a local hospital after officials said he accidentally shot himself in the leg Saturday afternoon in southwest Houston.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the officer was sitting in his personal vehicle at the intersection of west Mt. Houston and Moonglow Road when his gun went off. Officials did not say whether it was his personal or duty firearm that fired.

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening, officials said.

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