Recruiter brings gun to armed forces center, accidentally shoots self

Gainesville police were on the scene of an accidental shooting at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Gainesville on Fri., July 17, 2015. (Credit: Facebook)
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Gainesville police were on the scene of an accidental shooting at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Gainesville on Fri., July 17, 2015. (Credit: Facebook)

A recruiter at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Gainesville brought a gun inside the center Friday and accidentally shot himself in the leg, police said.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the unidentified recruiter brought the gun to the Dawsonville Highway center. Soldiers are not allowed to bring weapons inside the center, Channel 2 Action News reported.

"Given recent incidents in Chattanooga we know the public may be concerned about the police presence, there is no need for public alarm, this was an accidental shooting," Gainesville police said in a statement on the department's Facebook page.

The recruiter was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after the incident, which occurred about 11 a.m., according to Channel 2. His condition was not known.