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Federal agent accidentally shoots deputy sheriff while unloading handgun

Authorities say a federal agent accidentally shot a San Diego County sheriff's deputy in the leg at the sheriff's station in Lemon Grove while unloading a handgun that was seized by a joint task force Monday.

The deputy's injury was not considered life-threatening, sheriff's spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said.

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The names of the deputy and the federal agent were not released.

The agent and other members of the unnamed task force recovered the .22 handgun while serving a search warrant in eastern San Diego County, Caldwell said.

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