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Retired St. Paul officer injured from accidental gun discharge

A retired St. Paul police officer was wounded after an off-duty Minneapolis police officer's gun accidentally discharged.

The two officers were providing security at the Minneapolis Gun Show Saturday afternoon when the accident occurred, Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Jesse Garcia said.

The Minneapolis officer was sitting in a chair when the gun's holster caught on the chair, Garcia said. The gun discharged, and one round hit the floor. The bullet fragmented and hit the retired officer in the left leg and in one hand, the Star Tribune reported.

He suffered minor injuries, and was treated and released Saturday, Garcia said.

Authorities are checking the gun and holster for possible mechanical problems. The Minneapolis officer involved will not be disciplined and the accident is not severe enough to be considered a critical incident, Garcia said.