Secret Service Officers Injured in Accidental Shooting

The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 17, 2007; 3:34 PM

Two Secret Service officers have been injured in an accidental shooting outside the White House.

Today's incident occurred in a security booth at the southwest gate.

Secret Service spokeswoman Kim Bruce said one officer was injured in the leg and the other received a shrapnel wound in his face.

Bruce said the injuries appear to be non-life threatening. Both officers were taken to nearby George Washington University Hospital.

Bruce said the gun involved was a service-issued weapon. She said the Secret Service Office of Inspection will conduct a review.

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