Murray County Deputies investigate accidental shooting near Falls Creek

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MURRAY COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - The Murray County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a welfare check at the Falls Creek Church Camp Saturday.

Deputies found Ryan Thomas, a police officer for Elmore City, with a gunshot wound on his leg.

Deputies say Thomas was hunting wild pigs when one lunged at him. Thomas tried to shoot at it but accidentally shot himself in the leg instead.

Deputies were able to stop the bleeding and render first aid at the scene.

Thomas was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital where he is recovering.

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