OAKVILLE, Ont. - A police officer is recovering from injuries suffered during a firearms training exercise in Oakville.

Halton police say the incident happened Thursday just after 2 p.m. on the firing range at headquarters on Bronte Road.

Police say the incident involved the accidental discharge of the officer's firearm and the officer sustained a non-life-threatening injury.

The officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment and was expected to be released Thursday evening.

Police say surgery was not required and the officer is expected to make a full recovery.

Chief Stephen Tanner has assigned investigative staff from within the Halton police service to look into the incident.