Sheriff's deputy wounded in accidental firearm discharge in Reading
A photo of the Berks County Courthouse taken in September 2010. (Msetley/Wikimedia under a Creative Commons license)
(Reading) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy was wounded when her firearm accidentally discharged in the basement of an eastern Pennsylvania courthouse.
Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht said the wounded deputy, whose name hasn’t been released, was rushed to Reading Hospital, where she was reported in good condition.
The shooting occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Berks County Courthouse and Services Center in downtown Reading. It drew a large response from fellow deputies, city police and other law enforcement representatives.
The county district attorney’s office is investigating.