A police officer has accidentally shot himself in the leg at Putney police station while he was “holstering” a firearm.
The male officer was taken to hospital on Monday morning and remains in a stable condition.
No one else was present when the gun was fired.
The Met Police said in a statement that the officer was injured after his police issued firearm was discharged at approximately 9am on Monday, January 20.
The statement said: “The male officer was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
“Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are under way; the Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and the MPS Health and Safety branch are assisting with the enquiry.