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PCSD: Corrections officer accidentally shoots himself and another man

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 16:26:55-04

TUCSON, AZ — A Pima County corrections officer accidentally shot himself and another man Saturday while off-duty.

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, officers responded to the scene near Sahuarita and Delgado roads to investigate a shooting.

Deputies found two men injured by accidental gunfire. One man fired a bullet through his hand and into the chest of the other man. Both were hospitalized with serious injuries.

The man who fired the gun was 30-year-old corrections officer Raul Burruel, who has worked for the department for seven years. He was placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

Burruel was off-duty when he fired the gun, which was not issued by the department. No arrests have been made.