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Off-duty Bear Valley Police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg

Posted at 3:22 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 13:43:05-05

BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. — An off-duty Bear Valley police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg on New Year's Eve, according to the Bear Valley Police Department.

In a release, the department said officers were called out to the Oak Tree Country Club around 10 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived they found the officer with a non-life threatening injury and he was taken to Kern Medical in Bakersfield.

The department said there was no sign that the shooting was a result of any altercation between the officer and anyone else.

Officers with the Stallion Springs Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

In the press release, Bear Valley PD said KSCO was handling the investigation.