A National Rifle Association employee accidentally shot himself at the organization’s shooting range in Virginia, police said.
The 46-year-old man was injured Thursday at NRA’s headquarters in Fairfax County. Officer Megan Hawkins, a county police department spokeswoman, said the employee had a minor wound on the lower part of his body and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.[Sadness and anger at an overnight vigil outside the NRA’s main office]
The man’s pistol accidentally discharged as he holstered it at the range on Waples Mill Road. According to authorities it occurred during firearms training around 3:30 p.m.