North Carolina crime lab employee accidentally shoots himself

RALEIGH, N. C. – Authorities say an employee at the North Carolina state crime lab accidentally shot himself while testing a weapon.

North Carolina Department of Justice spokeswoman Laura Brewer says the employee, who was dismissed from the hospital after a few hours of the treatment.

Brewer said in an e-mail of the employee in doing forensic research Thursday at the State Crime Lab when the gun accidentally fired and she was wounded.

Brewer has not yet released the name of the employee or the details of her injury.

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