SEBASTIAN, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida deputy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the thigh during a training exercise.

Treasure Coast Newspapers ( ) reports that the injury occurred on Wednesday at a public shooting range near Sebastian. The range was closed to the public during training for the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

A sheriff’s office news release says the shooting was accidental.

Indian River County Fire Rescue says the deputy was taken to a Melbourne hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The shooting is under investigation.

Information from: The Stuart (Fla.) News,

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