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Norfolk deputy accidentally shoots himself in foot at city jail

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Posted at 7:20 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 20:39:42-04

NORFOLK, Va. – A deputy was shot in the foot after he accidentally discharged his weapon.

According to dispatch, it happened Thursday at 6:12 p.m. on East City Hall Avenue at the Norfolk City Jail.

The deputy accidentally shot his weapon at the firearm clearing station at the loading dock area of the jail, according to a spokesperson with Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.