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Hattiesburg police officer shoots himself in the foot

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg police officer accidentally shot himself in the foot today (Monday) while transporting prisoners from a detention center.   

Officials said the officer, who was assigned to the warrants division, was picking up inmates at the Forrest County Detention Center on Brady Road when his firearm accidentally discharged, striking him in the right foot.  

He was taken to a Hattiesburg hospital where he was treated for his wound.  

He is expected to be released later today.  

Officials said an investigation is ongoing to determine how the officer shot himself.

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