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Man struck by bullet during concealed carry course at sheriff's training center


Last updated 8/23/2019 at 4:55pm

RIVERSIDE - A male civilian was shot in the leg during a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Qualification and Renewal Course at the Ben Clark Training Center’s Gun Range hosted by staff from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 10, the department said today.

During the CCW renewal process, staff inspects CCW holders’ handguns to be sure that no unauthorized modifications have been made to the weapon and that the firearms are operable. All participants are told to unload their handguns before the inspection, which includes a trigger pull test to determine the amount of force needed to fully cycle the pistol.

When one of the civilians presented his firearm to range staff, the firearm discharged, hitting the man in the leg. The man was treated by range staff and he was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a non-life-threatening wound.

The incident is under investigation by Riverside County Sheriff's Department investigators to determine whether policies and procedures were followed by range staff.

There was no information whether or not the man was granted the concealed carry permit.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Perris Sheriff’s Station Investigators at (951) 210-1000.


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