Canadian soldier died due to gunshot wound while training

A Canadian Army soldier has died due to a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta. 

The incident occurred on Oct. 30, 2020, at 10 p.m. in the CFB Wainwright training area, noted a press release from the Department of National Defence.

Participating in a live-fire training exercise at the time of the incident, the soldier was immediately treated at the scene and evacuated to a nearby hospital in Wainwright, Alta. 

The soldier was then transported by air to a hospital in Edmonton, Alta. where, the soldier succumbed to the injury on the morning of Oct. 31.

The deceased soldier’s next of kin have been notified. The deceased’s identity is being withheld at this time, as the Canadian Armed Forces confirm the wishes of the family.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our fallen soldier. The Canadian Armed Forces will be there to support the family during this difficult time,” stated the press release. 

The live-fire training underway at the time of the incident has been suspended, and an investigation is now underway.

The press release noted, “more information will be released in due course.”

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