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2 Fort Wayne officers accidentally shot during training exercise

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Two Fort Wayne Police officers were accidentally shot during training exercise at the Public Safety Academy on Fort Wayne’s south side Tuesday. 

Police and medics were called just before 4 p.m. to the Public Safety Academy at 7602 Patriot Crossing on a report of a shooting. Dispatchers said authorities were investigating an accidental shooting there.

A Fort Wayne Police spokesman said, during a training exercise at the facility, a weapon was inadvertently discharged. The bullet struck two officers, the spokesman said. 

Both were taken to a local hospital with injuried not considered to be life-threatening. 

It’s not clear what type of training the officers were engaged in. They were not identified. Police said they were veteran officers. 

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Local law enforcement including new recruits use the Public Safety Academy to train.

The incident is being investigating by the police department’s shooting team and internal affairs.

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