- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia State Police trooper is recovering from a gunshot wound after his personal weapon accidentally discharged.

State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous tells media outlets that one round discharged as the trooper was cleaning the gun. The trooper was shot in the hand or wrist area. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The incident occurred Monday evening at the West Virginia State Police Academy in Institute. Baylous says the trooper was at the academy for training.

Baylous says state police are investigating the incident. He didn’t identify the trooper.


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