OHP Instructor And Cadet Shot During Training Exercise At Gun Range

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 5:02 pm
By: News 9

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol instructor and cadet were hurt after a training exercise at the Oklahoma County Gun Range.

Emergency crews were called out to the scene at 4001 N. Air Depot Monday afternoon.

OHP Spokesperson Lt. Betsy Randolph said a firearms instructor and a cadet were accidentally shot. One was shot in the hand and the other in the leg. They were both taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Lt. Randolph said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was practicing at the gun range when the shooting happened.

The firearms instructor and cadet were treated and released from the hospital Monday evening. The instructor has been identified as Trooper Mark Walters, 53 of Yukon. He is a 30-year veteran of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The cadet has been identified as Cadet Bryce Stout, 24 of Weatherford. 

Bryce accidentally shot himself and the trooper.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accidental shooting with the assistance and cooperation of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.