US Park Police Officer Injured in Shooting in NW DC

A U.S. Park Police officer executing a search warrant at a home in Northwest Washington was injured when a gun accidentally discharged. 

Officers were searching a home in the area of 5th Street and Kansas Avenue at 7 a.m. Wednesday. During a second search, an officer's firearm was unintentionally discharged, U.S. Park Police say. 

It's not clear whether the officer who was injured was shot by his own gun or someone else's.

The victim was shot in the lower body and taken to the hospital in stable condition.

No additional information was released. 

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