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Iowa City officer accidentally shoots himself and another officer

Two officers were injured when a gun reportedly discharged while it was being cleaned by one of the officers.

While a police officer was cleaning a gun, it reportedly discharged causing the officer to accidentally shoot himself and another officer.

The Iowa City police officers had been doing a routine cleaning of their service weapons at the Iowa City Police Department Monday, November 10, 2014, according to a release from the City of Iowa City.  The city’s Daily Activity log indicated that at 8:37 two ambulances were sent to their department on Highway 6 East when an officer accidentally fired his weapon, shooting himself and another nearby officer. 

Both sustained non-life-threatening injuries.  The officers were taken to nearby hospitals, were treated and released.

The release stated that the names of the officers were not going to be released.  The Iowa City Police Department planned to conduct an internal investigation.