HPD officer hurt when gun accidentally goes off

Gun went off at department gun range

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HOUSTON - A Houston police officer was injured when his gun accidentally fired at a department gun range.

According to Houston police, the officer was at the gun range on Aldine Westfield near Rickey Road and was cleaning his gun when it went off.

According to police, a bullet hit the ground and fragments ricocheted and hit the officer near his eye.

The officer was the only hit. He will be fine, officials said.

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