- A police officer shot another officer during a school shooting training in Texas.
- Everman Police Chief Craig Spencer said the shooting was “truly tragic,” KDFW reported.
- He said the shooting is under investigation by The Texas Rangers and Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.
A Texas police officer on Saturday was hospitalized after he was shot by another officer during a school shooting training exercise, police said.
The shooting happened during an active shooter training held by the Forest Hill Police Department with the Sansom Park Police Department and officers from David K. Sellars Elementary School in Forrest Hill, Texas, according to KDFW.
Everman Police Department Chief, Craig Spencer, acting as a spokesman for the Forest Hill Police Department, said that the shooting happened at around 2:00 pm on Saturday, KDFW reported. Spencer said that a police officer accidentally shot a female Sansom Park officer.
Craig said that the shooting was an accident, according to KDFW, and that it is being investigated by The Texas Rangers and Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.
“At this time, there is not any reason to believe that there is a criminal element here, but obviously, anytime we have a shooting like this, we will conduct a thorough and proper investigation into it,” Spencer told the station. “This is a truly tragic situation all the way around. This is not something that is common.”
The name of the officer who was injured has not been released by police, but they did say that she was transported to JPS hospital and is in critical condition, according to KDFW. Spencer said recent updates from her doctors have been “positive.”
According to CBS, Forest Hill Mayor Stephanie Boardingham sent her condolences to the officer who was shot and asked for people to pray for her family.
“We would just like to send our prayers and condolences to the family of the officer that was shot. Also, we ask for the same for our officers here in Forest Hill, as well as all officers that were attending this training,” Boardingham said according to CBS. “Please help us to pray for the officers, and for everyone who is conducting the investigation so that we can all get through this.”