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One killed, 2 injured in training accident at Fort Bragg

By the CNN Wire Staff
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(CNN) -- A civilian Army contract employee was killed and two other people were injured Tuesday in a small-arms training accident at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, an Army spokesman said.

The contract worker, who managed operations at training ranges on the base, was taken to Womack Army Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound, according to a statement.

The injured included another civilian contractor, who was transported by air to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, and a soldier enrolled at the U.S. Army's John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. The soldier was grazed by a bullet and was being treated at Womack.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released and the Army said the incident is under investigation.

Fort Bragg is home to about 107,000 acres of training ranges where soldiers fire weapons, shoot artillery, conduct parachute jumps and take part in other training exercises, according to Army spokesman Ben Abel.