A 28-year-old deputy was hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself at a training range Tuesday morning, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
The incident occurred around 10 a.m. during a weekly session at the Frank Bland Regional Training Center located at 18901 Institution Road in the city of San Bernardino, the Sheriff's Department tweeted.
The deputy was trying to re-holster his gun when he accidentally discharged his firearm, shooting himself in the leg, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman.
He suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was airlifted to a local trauma center in stable condition, according to the department. Two medics who were part of the training treated him.
Authorities have not released the deputy's name, saying only that he has been with the department since 2012 and was a member of the sheriff's Specialized Enforcement Division Crime Impact Team.
The deputy was involved in open-air movement on the long-range rifle training session, though the exercise didn't involve shooting.
Bachman declined to elaborate on the what the actual training entailed, telling KTLA only that it "prepare them better for going into these situations where they might have active shooters, barricaded subjects."
"Our SWAT teams, and our special enforcement deputies, they deal with usually the worst criminals," she said.