GASTONIA, N.C. -- Gastonia Police are investigating an accidental shooting at a gun range.
Around 4 p.m. Friday, a Gaston College student was injured when he was shot in the hip, during Basic Law Enforcement Training on the grounds of the Gastonia Police Firearms and Tactical Training Center.
A spokeswoman with Gastonia Police Department told WCCB that a student in the training was having a problem with their handgun and was getting help from an instructor when the weapon accidentally discharged, hitting the victim in the hip.
The injured student is a deputy with the Gaston County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Alan Cloninger tells us he is in good condition at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
In a release, we learned that the Basic Law Enforcement Training (B.L.E.T.) class had been at the range all this week.
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