Oceanside, NY - April 27, 2016 - The Public Information Office reports the details of an accidental discharge of a weapon that occurred on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 10:22 a.m. in Oceanside.
According to police, a 77 year old retired New York City Police officer was inside a doctor’s office at 3227 Long Beach Road when he removed his licensed 10 mm semi-automatic pistol to show to the male doctor. The weapon accidentally discharged a round which struck the owner in the thigh and continued through his leg striking the doctor in the right foot. Both victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment of their nonlife threatening injuries.
There is no criminality suspected at this time and the investigation is ongoing.