NC officer injured after shooting himself in the leg

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WVEC) -- An officer was taken to the hospital after he shot himself in the leg Tuesday morning. 

Officer Lamont Butts was injured after shooting his service weapon inside the Elizabeth City Police Department around 11 a.m. 

Butts was taken to Sentara Albemarle Hospital for treatment and released. 

The incident is under internal investigation. 

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