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Hunterdon County Corrections officer injured after gun discharges

Wounds described as not life threatening.

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - A New Jersey corrections officer was shot when his gun accidentally discharged at a youth correctional facility, according to the Hunterdon County prosecutor’s office.

It happened around 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Annandale.

In a press release, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns said his office is investigating the incident.

It’s unclear what led to the accident but the wound is described as not life threatening.

The gun is said to be the officer’s “off-duty” weapon.

Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility houses more than 1,000 youthful offenders in a minimum custody dorm-like setting.


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