A sailor is in stable condition after suffering an “accidental discharge to the right leg” from a military firearm on Tuesday morning at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, authorities say.

Naval Station Norfolk spokeswoman Kelly Wirfel told Navy Times that the incident involved an unidentified second class master-at-arms and he was shot with the military weapon around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Security Training Building (CEP-160).

She said he has been transported to Norfolk General Hospital and authorities are investigating the shooting.

Prine came to Navy Times after stints at the San Diego Union-Tribune and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He served in the Marine Corps and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. His awards include the Joseph Galloway Award for Distinguished Reporting on the military, a first prize from Investigative Reporters & Editors and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

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