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Shooting outside of Petco store on Avenue Y in Sheepshead Bay

Retired cop accidentally shoots self outside Petco, police say

Brooklyn Daily

A retired cop female cops accidentally shot herself at a Sheepshead Bay Petco store this afternoon, officials say.

The shooting, first reported by Sheepshead Bites, a local blog, took place at 1:30 pm as the former officer stood outside the Avenue Y Petco — where the pets go — near E. 17th Street. Witnesses say the retired cop’s gun suddenly went off, striking her in the leg.

The woman was transported to Lutheran Hospital in stable condition, officials say. It remained unclear what caused the gun to discharge.

Calls to the 61st Precinct were not returned.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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