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Originally published Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:06 PM

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State Patrol: trooper accidentally shot in leg

A Washington State Patrol spokesman says a 46-year-old trooper accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday afternoon during a training exercise at the patrol's academy in Shelton.

The Associated Press

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SHELTON, Wash. —

A Washington State Patrol spokesman says a 46-year-old trooper accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday afternoon during a training exercise at the patrol's academy in Shelton.

Sgt. Freddy Williams says the trooper was drawing his .40-caliber gun out of its holster when it accidentally discharged. The bullet hit him in the thigh.

Williams said the trooper was in satisfactory condition at a local hospital and would have a surgical procedure to remove bullet debris from the leg.

Williams said the trooper would be identified after relatives were notified.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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