Secret Service accidental gun discharge

Discussion in 'Politics' started by a529612, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Two Secret Service officers were injured on Tuesday after a gun held by another Secret Service officer accidentally fired inside the White House gate, according to a spokesman, Darrin Blackford.

    Their injuries are non-life threatening, the spokesman said.

    One officer suffered a shrapnel wound to the face, and the other was wounded in the leg.

    "It appears that at approximately 2:10 p.m. (1810 GMT) there was an accidental discharge of a service issued weapon, which occurred inside the Southwest Gate at a security post near the White House," Blackford said.