Indian River County deputy accidentally shoots himself at Vero Beach High School

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 12:41:01-04

The Indian River County Sheriff's said a deputy accidentally shot himself Friday at Vero Beach High School where training was scheduled.

The sheriff's office said the firearm discharged into the deputy's hand when he attempted to clear his weapon.  

The bullet struck the deputy between his ring and middle fingers.

Deputies at the scene provided first aid, applying a tourniquet and gauze until paramedics arrived.

The injured deputy was transported to Indian River Medical Center for treatment. The wound is not life-threatening, according to the sheriff's office.

No students were on campus at the time.

The sheriff's office said the bullet was recovered and did not damage the school.