Names of Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, cadet shot Monday at gun range released

Trooper Mark Walters, 53, of Yukon, and cadet Bryce Stout, 24, of Weatherford, were taken to a hospital and released Monday after being shot at the Oklahoma County sheriff’s firing range
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 3, 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

Authorities have identified the Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and cadet shot Monday at the Oklahoma County sheriff’s office firing range.

Trooper Mark Walters, 53, of Yukon, was the firearms instructor on duty at the gun range Monday when cadet Bryce Stout, 24, of Weatherford, accidentally discharged his weapon, injuring both men, according to a news release.

Walters and Stout were taken to a hospital in good condition and released Monday night. Both returned to duty Tuesday, according to the release.

The Oklahoma County sheriff’s office is investigation the shooting.