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Officer at Oregon State Penitentiary accidentally shoots himself

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An officer at the Oregon State Penitentiary was injured after accidentally shooting himself. An officer at the Oregon State Penitentiary was injured after accidentally shooting himself.
The Oregon Department of Corrections confirmed that an officer at the prison accidentally fired his sidearm. The Oregon Department of Corrections confirmed that an officer at the prison accidentally fired his sidearm.
No details were released about his injuries, but he is expected to be OK. No details were released about his injuries, but he is expected to be OK.
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

An officer at the Oregon State Penitentiary received medical treatment after accidentally shooting himself Monday.

The Oregon Department of Corrections confirmed that an officer at the Salem prison accidentally fired his sidearm around 1 p.m.

He was taken offsite for medical treatment, according to a Department of Corrections spokeswoman. Video from the scene showed firefighters using a ladder to reach the injured officer. 

No other details were immediately released about the officer or the shooting, except that he is expected to be OK. 

The Department of Corrections said the case is not being treated as a crime scene by police.   

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