CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Police officer accidentally shot himself during training at O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday.

Sources told CBS 2 the officer was reaching for his gun when it went off.

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Ironically, the officer was training to learn life-saving measures such as applying tourniquets.

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The officer was wounded in the leg and was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

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The officer is a 16-year veteran of the department.