Police sergeant injured at Montco shooting range

February 5, 2013 1:39:22 PM PST
A police sergeant was injured Tuesday after his weapon accidentally discharged at a Montgomery County shooting range.

It happened at 10:45 a.m.

Police say Upper Gwynedd Township Police Sergeant Stephen Gillen was conducting an annual firearms training session at the police firing range at 304 County Line Road in Hatfield, Pa. under the supervision of two certified range instructors.

They say Gillen, a 23-year veteran of the department, was removing his firearm from its holster when the weapon went off.

A bullet struck Gillen in the left foot.

Fellow officers administered first aid, and medics from the Volunteer Medical Corps took Gillen to Abington Memorial Hospital.

A police investigation is underway.


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