Officer shot in leg as SWAT team cleaned guns

A police officer was recovering Thursday after a fellow SWAT…

A police officer was recovering Thursday after a fellow SWAT team member accidentally shot him in the leg while cleaning a gun, authorities said.

The officer underwent successful surgery at UCI Medical Center in Orange and was recuperating with family and friends at his side, Capt. Russell Reinhart said.

His wound was not considered life-threatening and he was expected to make a full recovery, Reinhart said. The officer’s identity was not immediately released.

The accident occurred at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, after a day of SWAT training as officers cleaned their guns at police headquarters.

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