An investigator with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office accidentally discharged her firearm Friday morning, shooting herself in the leg at the courthouse, according to police.
The woman, whose name was not released, was alert after the shooting, a spokesman for Atlanta police said. Officers were assisting with the investigation at the Central Avenue courthouse, but there was no active threat.
“The shooting was an accidental discharge by a Fulton County District Attorney’s Office investigator who wounded herself,” the sheriff’s office said in a social media post. “She was not critically wounded.”
A deputy rendered aid to the woman until paramedics arrived, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said.
The courthouse was not evacuated following the incident.