Officer wounded when gun accidentally discharges

Officer wounded when gun accidentally discharges

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - An off-duty southern New Jersey police officer suffered a minor hand wound when a pistol he was unloading at his home accidentally discharged.

Gloucester Township police say the shooting occurred just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

The officer's name was not disclosed, but authorities said he serves on the Gloucester force and the weapon involved was a pistol that he owns. The discharge occurred at his Bromley Drive residence in the township.

The officer was treated at a hospital and released a short time later. No other injuries were reported.

Authorities said the shooting remains under investigation.

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