Pa. Sheriff's Deputy Hurt in Accidental Shooting

By Vince Lattanzio and David Chang
|  Wednesday, May 1, 2013  |  Updated 10:04 PM EDT
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Darby Deputy Hit by Friendly "Accidental" Fire

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A Delaware County deputy sheriff was wounded in the leg by fragments from an accidental gunshot during a drug raid.

Darby Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency were conducting the raid a barber shop along the 500 block of Main Street in Darby Borough, Pa. around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the deputy sheriff was hurt, the sheriff's office tells NBC10.com.

The raid was part of a joint investigation between the DEA and police. The Delaware County Sheriff's Office was on scene to help remove those arrested.

Sheriff's office spokesman John McCann says as officials were clearing the building, a gun discharged into the floor. After the gunshot, Deputy sheriff Vincent D'Agostino was "injured by some type of fragmentation," according to McCann. Officials say the shooting was accidental and came from another officer.

D'Agostino was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in University City with non-life threatening injuries and was later released.

The 33-year-old has been part of the sheriff's office since 2009.

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