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PSNI officer shot in incident at Seapark police station

By Claire Williamson and David Young

A police officer has been injured after being shot during firearms training at a PSNI facility.

The shooting took place on Wednesday at the PSNI's Seapark station, near Carrickfergus.

The PSNI confirmed no-one else was involved and the male officer is now recovering at home.

A PSNI spokesman said: "A police officer received hospital treatment for minor injuries which occurred during firearms training in the Carrickfergus area shortly before 3pm on Wednesday 08 March.

"First aid was administered at the scene and the officer is now recovering at home."

The Police Ombudsman's Office said the PSNI had reported the incident to them quickly.

A spokesman said: "Police informed the Police Ombudsman's Office about an incident in which an officer was injured during firearms training at Seapark police station near Carrickfergus.

"After discussion, it was decided that there is no requirement for an investigation by the Police Ombudsman's Office."

It is not believed the officer's injuries are life-threatening.

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