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Off-duty Detroit cop accidentally shoots self

George Hunter
The Detroit News
Detroit police are investigating after a man and a woman were found dead in an east side home Monday afternoon, having suffered gunshot wounds to the head.

Detroit police are investigating an incident in which an off-duty officer shot herself inside her home.

The shooting occurred about 1 p.m. in the 9600 block of Artesian Street on Detroit's west side, Detroit police Chief James Craig said.

"Preliminary information is that the officer accidentally shot herself while handling her weapon," Craig said, adding the injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital and was expected to recover, Craig said. 

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