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San Francisco Deputy Accidentally Fires Gun in Courthouse While Showing Colleague How to Use It

Image source: KNTV-TV

SAN FRANCISCO (TheBlaze/AP) -- A San Francisco sheriff's deputy has been ordered to give up his weapon after he accidentally fired a non-duty weapon inside a courthouse.

KNTV-TV reported that the deputy discharged the small non-duty Glock on Wednesday while he was showing a colleague how to properly use the weapon. No one was injured.

The round hit a storage cabinet before becoming lodged in a wall between the sheriff's office and court offices.

Image source: KNTV-TV

San Francisco Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Eileen Hirst says the discharge is under investigation. She says the deputy is still on duty but was disarmed pending the outcome.

Officials say one deputy brought the 22-caliber handgun to work at the Hall of Justice and asked a colleague how to operate the weapon. That deputy didn't know the weapon was loaded and pulled the trigger.

“An accidental discharge of a firearm is a very serious matter. We are all very grateful that no one was injured," San Francisco Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said.

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