Corrections officer accidentally shoots self at practice range

Corrections officer accidentally shoots self at practice range
TUKWILA, Wash. - A state Department of Corrections officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday morning at a police shooting range in Tukwila, officials said.

The officer was among a group of community corrections officers who were doing their twice-annual firearms requalification at the Seattle Police Athletic Association shooting range, said DOC spokeswoman Norah West.

Somehow he accidentally discharged his firearm, shooting himself in the leg. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.

West said the officer is experienced and had previously requalified without incident.

The Department of Corrections is investigating the incident.