Toronto police officer seriously injured after accidentally shooting himself

A Toronto Police Service cruiser. Global News

A Toronto police officer was seriously injured Thursday after he accidentally shot himself, a spokesperson for the service says.

Toronto police spokesperson Meaghan Gray told Global News that officers were in the Fairview Mall area in North York when the incident happened around 2:45 p.m.

“There was an accidental discharge of a firearm and an officer injured himself in the hand and the leg,” Gray said.

The officer’s injuries were reported to be serious but non-life-threatening.

He was taken to hospital, where he is now listed as being in stable condition, Gray said.

No one else was injured.

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Gray said an investigation is now underway by Professional Standards.

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