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Gunshot debris injures Chemical Depot worker

A Deseret Chemical Depot security officer was injured by debris from a gun that accidentally discharged Friday morning.

A security officer was "function testing" his .9mm-caliber pistol when the gun accidentally discharged, said DCD spokesman Jon Pettebone. Two bullets were fired, one striking the floor and the other lodging in the base of a counter.The officer's partner was injured when debris from the discharged weapon struck him in the eye and cheek, Pettebone said. The injured officer, whose name was not released, was taken to Tooele Valley Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released. He returned to work the same day.