SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – A Margate Police officer was  taken to the hospital Monday after a freak accident left him with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

A Margate Police spokesperson confirmed to CBS4 that a Special Response Team officer was training on the gun range at Markham Park when a bullet ricocheted and fragments became lodged in his abdomen.

The unidentified officer was taken to the Broward General Medical Center to be treated.

His condition is unknown, but the officer was seen smiling as he was wheeled into the hospital.

Comments (2)
  1. gary says:

    This incident was an unfortunate accident, not a “shooting” as the caption says. Anyone that has spent time at a range knows bullet fragments occasionally bounce back towards the firing line. Most times they are so small, like a bit of sand, they do no harm. This officer was unlucky to catch a larger piece in an area not well protected (unless wearing a vest). I’m sure his recovery will be very quick.


    Will it leave a scar?

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