Army officials have identified the soldier who was killed when a 50-caliber machine gun round was accidentally discharged into a crowded motor pool yesterday at the post.
Twenty-eight-year-old Private Tim J. Madison, of Glenwood, Iowa, was killed during a large-scale training exercise.
He was assigned to E-Company, Brigade Support Battalion, Second Brigade.
Eight other soldiers were injured during a training exercise. The army says one soldier was hospitalized but the injuries were not life-threatening.
Three soldiers were treated for gunshot wounds, and five others suffered temporary hearing loss.
The 16-day training exercise is called the Bayonet Strike, being conducted to prepare for rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. That's scheduled for later this summer.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.