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Inquiry probes gun training accident that injured Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, cadet

Both the cadet and trooper were taken to OU Medical Center in good condition, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Betsy Randolph said.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: June 2, 2014 at 9:53 pm •  Published: June 2, 2014
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photo - An Oklahoma Highway Patrol cadet and a trooper were shot Monday, June 2, 2014, during a training exercise.Both the cadet and trooper were taken to OU Medical Center in good condition, OHP spokesperson Lt. Betsy Randolph said.
The cadet and the trooper were at the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shooting range, 4001 N Air Depot Blvd., participating in a training exercise. During the exercise, the cadet and the trooper were shot with one bullet through the leg and through the hand, Randolph said.
The investigation into the incident is in the early stages but both the cadet and trooper are expected to recover quickly, according to Randolph.   Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol cadet and a trooper were shot Monday, June 2, 2014, during a training exercise.Both the cadet and trooper were taken to OU Medical Center in good condition, OHP spokesperson Lt. Betsy Randolph said. The cadet and the trooper were at the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shooting range, 4001 N Air Depot Blvd., participating in a training exercise. During the exercise, the cadet and the trooper were shot with one bullet through the leg and through the hand, Randolph said. The investigation into the incident is in the early stages but both the cadet and trooper are expected to recover quickly, according to Randolph. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol cadet and a trooper were shot Monday during a training exercise at a shooting range.

Both the cadet and trooper, whose names were not released, were taken to OU Medical Center in good condition, Lt. Betsy Randolph said. They both were released from the hospital Monday evening.

The cadet and the trooper were at the Oklahoma County sheriff's office shooting range, 4001 N Air Depot Blvd., participating in a training exercise for the 62nd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy, Randolph said.

During the exercise, the cadet and the trooper were shot with one bullet, one through the leg and the other through the hand, Randolph said.

The investigation into the incident is in its early stages, she said. No further details were provided.

by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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