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Accidental shooting injures 2 Idaho police officers

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blackandwhitesLEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Two officers were taken to the hospital after a gun discharged in the basement of the Lewiston Police Department.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1W6fFbh) that Police Chief Chris Ankeny says the gun fired Wednesday afternoon at the end of a training event and injured the hands of the two officers.

Police say the accidental discharge occurred after a Special Weapons and Tactics team training. The gun fired while it was in the process of being cleared. Clearing a semi-automatic weapon refers to removing the bullets from the gun by ejecting them from the chamber.

The department has initiated an internal investigation.

Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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1 COMMENT

  1. 1. Always treat all guns as if they were loaded
    2. Never allow a gun to point at anything you would not want to see destroyed
    3. Be sure of your target and what is behind your target
    4. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU ARE READY FOR THE GUN TO GO “BANG!”

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