Off-duty Richmond police officer shot in 'accidental' shooting

Off-duty Richmond police officer shot in 'accidental' shooting
Police respond to the 5200 block of Nine Mile Road.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - An off-duty Richmond police officer and another person were accidentally shot early Saturday morning.

The accidental shooting happened at the corner of Hull Street and Shelby Drive around 12:02 a.m.

Police said the shooting happened due to an "accidental discharge," and the officer and the other victim were taken to VCU Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

The officer has been serving the Richmond community for 12 years.

No criminal charges will be filed, according to police.

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