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Charleston corrections officer wounded during firearms training

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(File photo of Al Cannon Detention Center) A Charleston County corrections officer is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg during firearms training Friday morning. (File photo of Al Cannon Detention Center) A Charleston County corrections officer is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg during firearms training Friday morning.

A Charleston County corrections officer is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg during firearms training Friday morning.

According to Major Eric Watson, the officer is assigned to the "transfer team", and was taking part in yearly firearms qualifications when the accident happened at a shooting range on Cross County Road.

"The officer was attempting to holster their weapon when the gun went off and struck him in the leg", said Watson.

The officer's injury is not life threatening.

Watson said, the training session was suspended for the rest of the day as they investigate the accident.

All members of the transfer team are required to carry a weapon and complete the training/qualification on a yearly basis.

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