10/23/2013 05:53 pm ET Updated Oct 30, 2013

Students Hurt In Accidental Shooting By Cop At School Safety Event Near Los Angeles

Three California elementary school students were wounded in an allegedly accidental shooting with a police weapon at a safety demonstration on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

An officer's gun discharged and no one was hit by an errant bullet, according to the Associated Press. But it unleashed a murky chain of events that left the three youngsters with cuts and scrapes.

Two kids were treated at the hospital while the other child was escorted home by his parents.

The apparent accident occurred around 11:15 a.m in Newman Elementary School, outside Los Angeles, where the Chino police department was participating in Red Ribbon Week events.


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