READING, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy was wounded when her firearm accidentally discharged in the basement of an eastern Pennsylvania courthouse.
Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht said the wounded deputy, whose name hasn’t been released, was rushed to Reading Hospital, where she was reported in good condition.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Long Streak Of Temperatures Below 70º Could End This Week
The shooting occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Berks County Courthouse and Services Center in downtown Reading. It drew a large response from fellow deputies, city police and other law enforcement representatives.READ MORE: Homicide Trial Ordered In Young Amish Woman's Disappearance
The county district attorney’s office is investigating.MORE NEWS: Save St. Philip School: Community Rallies To Help Save 106-Year-Old Catholic School
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