Published Friday, July 31, 2009 | 12:26 p.m.
Updated Friday, July 31, 2009 | 3:35 p.m.
A Las Vegas Metro police officer sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound this morning while practicing shooting, according to a police spokesman.
The officer was practicing at the firing range located on the far end of East Carey Road when he was shot in the lower extremities and rushed to UMC, said Bill Cassel, Metro's public information officer. The officer, whose name has not been released, was an academy recruit.
Cassel said it was not yet clear whether the officer shot himself with the gun or if he was shot by another officer at the firing range.