Cook County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shoots self in hip in restroom of juvenile court

She was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. No one else was injured.

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A Cook County sheriff’s deputy is in good condition after accidentally shooting herself in the hip Jan. 29, 2020, in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

A Cook County sheriff’s deputy is in good condition after accidentally shooting herself in the hip Jan. 29, 2020, in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

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A Cook County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot herself in the hip Wednesday in the restroom of the juvenile courthouse on the Near West Side.

Chicago police said a female law enforcement officer accidentally discharged her weapon, striking her hip, about 8:25 a.m. in the 2200 block of West Ogden Avenue.

Law enforcement sources said the woman was a deputy with the Cook County sheriff’s office, and was in an employee restroom of the Cook County Juvenile Center.

She was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. No one else was injured.

A Cook County sheriff’s spokesperson referred questions to Chicago police, who are investigating the incident.

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