Cambridge police officer injured in leg after their gun ‘accidentally discharged’ outside station

Police said the officer’s injury is being treated.

09/07/2017  CAMBRIDGE, MA    Cambridge Police officers arrest Harvard professors after they locked arms and shut down Massachusetts Avenue next to Harvard University while protesting the removal of DACA by the White House.  (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
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A Cambridge police officer suffered a gunshot wound to their leg on Thursday when their gun “accidentally discharged,” according to police. 

Police said the shooting occurred around 12:18 p.m. outside the department’s station at 125 6th St.

“They are currently being treated at this time for a leg injury,” police said. 

Police spokesman Jeremy Warnick told the officer was exiting their personal vehicle on Rodgers Street, outside the station, when the firearm discharged one shot. The officer is in good condition at a hospital, he said. 

An internal investigation is being conducted,” Warnick said. 


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