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Officer airlifted after accidental shooting in East Bay
CASTRO VALLEY, CA -- A federal police officer was accidentally shot this morning during a training exercise at the Chabot Gun Club in Castro Valley, an army reserve facility spokesman said.
The Camp Parks officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg when a fellow officer's gun accidentally discharged at about 9:20 a.m., said Dan Gannod, a spokesman for Camp Parks, an Army reserve training facility located in Dublin.
The injured officer received immediate medical attention because paramedics were already on scene as a precaution, Gannod said.
He was airlifted to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.
As of 3 p.m., the officer was in stable condition, Gannod said. The officer's name and age have not been released.
According to Gannod, the weapon used in the incident was likely a 9-mm Beretta. The officers typically train with the their service weapons.
"We expect him to recover, but we don't know how long that will take," Gannod said.
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