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Border guard killed by comrade's stray bullet

Shooting instructor, 21, shot in the chest during training session; pronounced dead at hospital

Itamar Fleishman
Published: 08.09.12, 17:00 / Israel News

A Border Guard shooting instructor was killed on Thursday by a stray bullet fired by another officer.

 

The incident occurred during rookie training at a base in Binyamin.

 

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Haim Halsetzy, 21, of Netanya was shot in the chest and was subsequently rushed to the Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

 

Commander Yoram Halevi has ordered all Border Guard training activities to be halted pending an investigation into the incident.

 

Halsetzy is survived by his parents and brother, who were informed of his death.

 

A similar incident occurred in October 2011, when an IDF soldier was seriously injured by a stray bullet fired in a bus transporting troops.

 

 

 

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