Corrections officer injured in accidental shooting near VCU Medical Center

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Virginia Department of Corrections sergeant accidentally shot an officer in a parking lot near VCU Medical Center Thursday morning.

The sergeant's gun accidentally went off around 8:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the Department of Corrections. The wounded officer was taken to VCU Medical Center. VCU Police say there was no threat to public safety.

The two officers had just finished taking an inmate to the secure medical ward and handed him over to other corrections officers, when the incident took place in the parking lot.

Right now, there is no update to the officer's condition.

Richmond police are investigating the incident.

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