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Berks sheriff's deputy accidentally shoots himself in leg

READING, Pa. - A Berks County sheriff's deputy spent the night in the hospital after an accidental shooting.

The deputy was holstering his weapon inside the Berks County Services Center in downtown Reading around 5 p.m. Monday, when the gun went off, officials said.

The deputy, whose name has not been released, suffered a minor injury to one of his legs, authorities said.

It's not the first time a deputy has been hurt by an accidental shooting this year. In March, a deputy's firearm went off in the basement of the county courthouse.


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