The National Rifle Association(NRA) headquarters is seen March 14, 2013, in Fairfax, Virginia. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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.