MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - Several police officers in northeast Ohio were injured during a training exercise when an officer fired a shotgun he thought was loaded with blanks.
But the gun was accidentally loaded with birdshot.
And when a Shaker Heights police officer fired it Wednesday, three of his fellow officers got a taste of it.
Luckily, the officer had aimed at the floor -- a training requirement.
But the birdshot ricocheted upward, hitting the officers in their lower legs and abdomens.
Deputy Chief Scott Lee says the accidents took place in nearby Maple Heights -- but only Shaker Heights police officers were affected.