An estate constable attached to Amalgamated Security Services accidentally shot himself on the leg while on duty at the Mayaro Sporting Complex, on Wednesday.

Guardian Media understands the incident occurred around 2:20 pm, while Khemraj Madhoo was trying to adjust his holster.

He told police he heard a loud explosion and felt a burning sensation on his lower right leg.  The bullet exited and was found inside his socks.

39-year-old Madhoo was treated at the Mayaro Hospital and discharged.

The police took possession of Madhoo’s revolver, nine rounds of .38 special ammunition, a projectile and a spent shell.

Mayaro police are investigating.