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Ohio police officer accidentally shoots his leg

July 2, 2014
dsp Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say an off-duty officer accidentally shot himself in the leg while in his own vehicle and then drove himself to a local hospital.

The department didn't immediately name the Columbus officer who was injured early Wednesday morning. His wound wasn't believed to be life-threatening.

It wasn't clear exactly how the shooting occurred. Police say the officer notified dispatchers about the injury.

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