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Deputy Police Chief Shot In Foot During Training Exercise

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Blue Line Corp. uses tractor-trailers as mobile shooting ranges for firearms training. (Credit: Blue Line Corp.)

Blue Line Corp. uses tractor-trailers as mobile shooting ranges for firearms training. (Credit: Blue Line Corp.)

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HOLDEN (AP) — The Worcester district attorney says the Assumption College deputy police chief is in good condition after accidentally shooting his right foot during a training program.

DA Joseph Early Jr. said 55-year-old Keith Hough was wounded when his gun fired Thursday morning as he was returning the weapon to its holster.

Early said Hough was participating in live-fire training conducted by a private vendor, Blue Line Corp. He was taken to University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester.

Holden Police Chief George Sherrill told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette the incident happened just after 8 a.m. at a mobile range in a trailer used for practice shooting by police from several departments. At the time of the incident, the mobile range was parked in front of the old fire station on Main Street in Holden.

State police with the district attorney’s office are investigating the shooting.

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