By Suzie Ziegler

TAYLOR, Mich. — After a man was shot in the abdomen, Michigan police are investigating how a live ammunition was introduced into a police training exercise on Sunday.

A citizen was role-playing during a training scenario with the Taylor Police Department’s Auxiliary Police Unit when he was shot, reported FOX 2 Detroit. Auxiliary officers were practicing a vehicle dismantling exercise when someone fired their service weapon.

Michigan State Police are currently investigating how this happened.

“An actual weapon was somehow introduced into a training scenario,” said Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw. “There was an actual weapon that was introduced in the practice drill, hitting the role player in the abdomen.”

Shaw says the citizen should recover. According to the report, the gunshot victim is a relative of one of the auxiliary officers.

“It’s lucky no one was killed in an incident like that,” Shaw added.

The Taylor Police Department Auxiliary Program consists of 35 volunteer officers who train twice a week and patrol a minimum of 20 hours a month, according to the report. Auxiliary Officers are “responsible for providing a standby force ready to assist the Uniform Division […] in case of emergency”, according to the website. Auxiliary officers participate in some crime prevention programs, patrols and special events, FOX 2 reported.