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Police officer accidentally shoots himself in the thigh at Morris County gun range

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – A Department of Human Services police officer accidentally shot himself in the thigh Thursday morning at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy Firing Range.

At around 10:30 a.m., the Parsippany police received a 911 call reporting an officer accidentally shot himself in the leg at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy Firing Range, located at 500 West Hanover Ave, in Parsippany, according to Parsippany Police Sergeant Brian Conover.

The injured officer, whose name was not released, received immediate medical assistance from fellow officers and academy staff, Conover said.

According to Conover, the officer was in the process of completing weapons qualifications when his weapon fired causing a minor injury to his thigh.

The officer was transported to Morristown Medical Center with minor non-life threatening injuries, Conover said.

No other injuries were reported.

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