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NEW YORK -- An NYPD detective was shot and wounded at the department's firing range yesterday morning when another officer's gun went off, police said.
The accidental shooting happened at Rodman's Neck, in the Bronx, and involved a gunsmith who was tending to a Glock 9mm pistol when it went off, a single bullet striking Det. Charlie Enright in the buttocks and exiting his groin, police said. He was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. He was listed last night in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.
Enright, a 23-year veteran, is assigned to the Intelligence Division and works with State Police on Gov. David A. Paterson's security detail.
The shooting will be investigated before it is determined if the gunsmith will face any disciplinary charges, according to spokesman Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne.