CAMARILLO (KTLA) -- One of Nancy Reagan's Secret Service agents accidentally shot himself in the hip on the eve of a weekend filled with celebrations for the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth.
The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. Friday morning at the Ventura County Sheriff's Department shooting range in Camarillo. According to sheriffs, the agent was putting his gun back in its holster when it accidentally fired. He was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury to his hip.
The agent, whose identity was not revealed, is part of the division that handles security for Nancy Reagan. The division had rented a portion of the shooting range Friday morning for regular training.
The Ventura County Star reported that the team was not training in connection with this weekend's celebration of Ronald Reagan's birth at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
A spokesman for the Secret Service agency said an investigation is underway to find out exactly what happened and prevent shootings like this from occuring again.
Secret Service agents are required maintain their firearm proficiency and undergo frequent training.
Reagan Secret Service Agent Shoots Self in Hip
The agent was performing regular training.
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