Police Instructor Accidentally Shot By Colleague At Fort Devens

Federal officials are investigating after a police training instructor was accidentally shot by a colleague at a firing range located at Fort Devens.

U.S. Army spokesman John Harlow says the Municipal Police Training Committee instructor was shot around 10:05 a.m. Wednesday.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Felix Browne says the man was "doing well" after receiving treatment at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

The victim wasn't identified. The extent of his injuries isn't known.

Browne says no recruits were at the range when the incident occurred.

The shooting is being investigated by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and Fort Devens officials. Federal authorities are leading the investigation, because Fort Devens is a federal Department of Defense facility.

More than 200 organizations train at Fort Devens annually.


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