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Published May 06, 2011, 08:06 AM

Lino Lakes police officer accidentally shot

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A Lino (LYE'-noh) Lakes police officer is out of surgery after being accidentally shot at a law enforcement gun range in the northwestern Twin Cities.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A Lino (LYE'-noh) Lakes police officer is out of surgery after being accidentally shot at a law enforcement gun range in the northwestern Twin Cities.

The Anoka County sheriff's office says the officer was hit in the stomach Thursday afternoon during a training exercise at the range in Coon Rapids.

KSTP-TV reports (http://bit.ly/mJd2bs ) he was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where authorities say he is in critical but stable condition.

KSTP reports the injury is between the officer's belt buckle and his bulletproof vest. The station reports he was conscious when he arrived at the hospital.

Authorities have not said how the accident happened. The sheriff's office says three officers were shooting at the time.

Coon Rapids police will investigate, with help from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

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