Deputy accidentally shoots own hand during training at Kent Co. Sheriff's Office

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Nov 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-11 16:50:13-05

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A part-time deputy was shot in the hand following an accidental discharge at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning.

Deputies say the 71-year-old man inadvertently shot himself at around 9:30 a.m. during a firearms training session at their indoor shooting range.

We’re told his injuries are considered minor. He has since been taken to a nearby hospital.

The sheriff’s office says there is no threat to the public.

The department plans to review the incident in the future.

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