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Federal officer accidentally shot at Miramar training facility

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 10:12:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A federal officer was rushed to the hospital Monday after accidentally being shot at a training academy, according to San Diego Police.

SDPD officials said the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer was struck in the right leg at the Duffy Town training center, which is named after former Sheriff John Duffy, located near MCAS Miramar.

According to an MCAS Miramar spokesperson, the ICE officer accidentally shot themselves in the foot while their gun was holstered. There was no immediate word on the injured officer's condition.

Following the incident, ICE released the following statement:

Late this afternoon, an ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officer was injured due to an accidental discharge of a firearm at a federal firearms range located at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The incident is currently being investigated and no additional information can be provided at this time.

Originally, San Diego Police told ABC 10News that the officer was with their department, before issuing a correction.