A Nassau County police officer in Oceanside accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday evening, police said.

The incident occurred near Waterview and River avenues about 5:40 p.m., police said.

The officer, whom police did not identify, was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of a nonlife threatening wound, police said.

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It was unclear whether the officer was on- or off-duty.

No other information was immediately made available concerning the circumstances of the shooting.