Lawrence police officer shot in leg during firearms training exercise

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Lawrence police officer was shot in the leg Monday during a training exercise, officials say.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said the incident happened around 2:50 p.m. Monday during a firearms training.

She said officials believe the officer was shot when equipment became tangled inside the trigger guard.

The officer, who Rhoads said has been with the department for two years, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.