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Off-Duty N.J. Cop Wounded After Gun Accidentally Discharges

Police: Officer Suffered Minor Hand Wound
Gloucester Township Police Seal (credit: Gloucester Township Police)

Gloucester Township Police Seal (credit: Gloucester Township Police)

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – An off-duty police officer in southern New Jersey suffered a minor injury after his pistol fired while he was unloading it early Sunday morning.

Gloucester Township police said the incident occurred at the officer’s home on Bromley Drive just before 3 a.m.

The officer, whose name was not disclosed, suffered a minor hand wound.

Authorities said the officer serves on the Gloucester force and the weapon involved was a pistol that he owns.

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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