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Off-Duty Deputy Shot at His Birthday Party

Deputy shot in hand celebrating 26th birthday



    Investigators say an off-duty sheriff's deputy in South Texas has been shot in the hand during a party for his 26th birthday.

    The Bexar County Sheriff's Office says the deputy, whose name hasn't been released, was wounded early Monday at a residence.

    Detective Louis Antu says the shooting appears to have been accidental. The deputy was being treated at a San Antonio hospital for an injury not believed to be life-threatening.

    Several guests were at the party when the detention officer was shot. Antu says authorities are trying to determine who fired the weapon and whether alcohol was involved.

    The sheriff's department did not immediately provide additional details.