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Tuesday July 16th, 2019 4:58PM

Georgia police recruit shoots himself at firing range

By The Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia police recruit was taken to a hospital after shooting himself during training at a firing range.

The Savannah Police Department said the shooting happened Thursday during a firearms training exercise at its gun range.

The department said in a news release that the trainee accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound, which wasn't considered life-threatening.

Savannah police did not release the name of the injured recruit. The department said its internal affairs division is investigating the shooting.

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