Officer airlifted after accidental shooting in East Bay

September 29, 2010 7:29:08 PM PDT
A federal police officer was accidentally shot this morning during a training exercise at the Chabot Gun Club in Castro Valley, an army reserve facility spokesman said.

The Camp Parks officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg when a fellow officer's gun accidentally discharged at about 9:20 a.m., said Dan Gannod, a spokesman for Camp Parks, an Army reserve training facility located in Dublin.

The injured officer received immediate medical attention because paramedics were already on scene as a precaution, Gannod said.

He was airlifted to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

As of 3 p.m., the officer was in stable condition, Gannod said. The officer's name and age have not been released.

According to Gannod, the weapon used in the incident was likely a 9-mm Beretta. The officers typically train with the their service weapons.

"We expect him to recover, but we don't know how long that will take," Gannod said.