Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper injured in accidental shooting

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An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper is recovering at a local hospital after an accidental shooting Wednesday night.

According to Highway Patrol, the trooper was at the Heath Police Department when the incident happened.

A spokesperson said the trooper was in the process of holstering the weapon when the gun fired striking the trooper in the leg.

They added it is part of their procedures for a trooper to secure their weapons when at the station.

The spokesperson said the trooper's condition was not life threatening.