October 31, 2020 – Edmonton, Alta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

A Canadian Army soldier has died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta. The deceased soldier’s next of kin have been notified. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time, as we 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.

The incident occurred in the CFB Wainwright training area at approximately 10 p.m. on Oct. 30. The soldier was participating in a live fire training exercise when the incident occurred. 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, unfortunately, they succumbed to the injury the morning of Oct. 31.

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

More information will be released in due course.

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