By Jensen, Randy on September 24, 2020.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) says a Lethbridge Police Service officer is in hospital in stable condition following the discharge of a weapon at the LPS firing range on Tuesday.
ASIRT has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident which left the 35-year-old officer with a serious leg injury.
At about 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, police officers were at the firing range for training and were in a room when one officer, handling a firearm, discharged a live round into a table, ASIRT said in a news release. An officer nearby was struck in the upper (left) leg by what is believed to be a fragment from the table, resulting in a serious but not life-threatening injury.
The fired round was recovered from a nearby wall. Officers immediately provided medical aid to the injured officer, who was transported to hospital where he remains in stable condition.
As ASIRT’s investigation is underway, no further information will be released at this time.