11 May 2010
The New Zealand Defence Force can confirm a soldier was involved in a training incident in Waiouru today.
During a live firing field exercise the soldier received a shoulder injury when he was struck by a bullet casing while operating his weapon.
The soldier is in a stable condition and has been transferred to hospital for further treatment.
The soldier’s family has been informed.
An inquiry will establish how this happened.
Media Contact: Major Kristian Dunne, 021 478 574