Police: Officer hurt when gun goes off during struggle

May 19, 2022 GMT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police officer was injured Thursday when an officer’s gun discharged during a struggle with a person in custody at a hospital, police said.

The shooting happened Thursday morning at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach Police tweeted.

Officers were struggling with a person in police custody at the hospital when an officer’s gun went off, police said. The officer was struck in a lower extremity and had a minor injury, police said.