A negligent discharge at a Louisiana police shooting range has left four injured and one deputy on administrative leave.
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were shooting on the LPSO range Monday morning when one deputy had a negligent discharge, hitting other deputies with spall.
“The bullet ricocheted and broke up,” Public Information Officer John Mowell told The Daily Advertiser. “On impact, it broke up, creating some shrapnel.”
The four deputies hit with the spall suffered only minor injuries and were released after treatment.
While the deputy who was responsible for the negligent discharge was not injured, his/her pride certainly took a beating in addition to being placed on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted.
“Any time there’s an accidental discharge, it’s something that’s going to be investigated to fully determine the cause so we can analyze protocols,” Mowell said.
While the shooting range is occasionally open to the public, it is primarily used by law enforcement.
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