LA County deputy accidentally shot in leg while camping

Oct 19, 2015 1:26 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg inflicted by a department colleague who accidentally fired a personal weapon during a camping trip.

A department statement says the accidental shooting occurred in a remote area of Kern County Sunday morning and involved deputies from the sheriff's Palmdale station. Details of the accident were not released.

Officials say the wounded deputy was taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff's Internal Affairs and Homicide bureaus are investigating the incident, as is the Kern County Sheriff's Department.

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