Police: 2 officers wounded in accidental shooting at party
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Eleven police officers in a suburb of Washington, D.C., have been suspended after two off-duty officers were wounded in what police called an accidental shooting at a holiday party.
The Prince George’s County Police Department said in a statement Monday that both officers were treated at hospitals and released early Sunday.
The statement says the department’s internal affairs division is investigating the shooting, which occurred Saturday evening at a home in Prince George’s County.
Investigators believe a single shot from a privately owned handgun wounded an officer in the hand and then ricocheted before injuring a second officer.