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A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was accidentally shot in the leg by another deputy while the two were on a camping trip in Kern County over the weekend, the Sheriff’s Department said.

A Smith & Wesson M&P is fired on the range at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

An L.A. County sheriff’s deputy accidentally wounded a coworker with a non-department weapon on Sunday, officials said. The agency’s service weapon is pictured here. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

The incident happened Sunday morning while the two off-duty deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station were camping in a remote area of Kern County, the Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.

One of the deputies unintentionally fired his non-department issued gun and struck the other deputy in the leg, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The injured deputy was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The injuries were not considered to be life threatening, according to the news release.

The identities of the deputies were not released.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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