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N.O. police officer shot themself in the leg at the training academy, NOPD says

The officer's injuries are reported to be non-life-threatening.

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Police Department is working to determine what went wrong at an NOPD training academy that resulted in an NOPD officer shooting themself in the leg.

It happened Wednesday morning at the Training Academy in the 4600 block of Paris Avenue.

“In this incident, an NOPD officer sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. The injury is not believed to be life-threatening. The officer was transported via EMS to a local hospital. No additional information is currently available,” an NOPD report says.

Police closed down roads and the interstate to clear the way for the ambulance to transport the wounded officer the the hospital.

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