ASIRT investigating after officer injured at Lethbridge firing range

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The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has opened an investigation into an incident that occurred at a Lethbridge firing range that left one officer with a serious injury.

On Tuesday morning, officers with the Lethbridge Police Service were at their firing range for a training session when one officer “discharged a live round into a table.” The shot hit the table and investigators believe a fragment from that table then struck another officer in the upper left leg, causing serious non-life-threatening injuries.

The injured officer, 35, was attended to at the scene by fellow officers and taken to hospital where he is in stable condition. The round was recovered from a nearby wall.