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Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training
October 01, 2014 03:29 GMT

Eds: Corrects last name of trooper to Kedra. Will be updated. With BC-US--Police Barracks Shooting

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state trooper who was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise has died.

State police say Trooper David Kedra was shot in the chest Tuesday during a yearly training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in Conshohocken, near Philadelphia.

The 26-year-old Kedra was flown by helicopter to a hospital, where he later died. He had been a member of the Pennsylvania State Police since June 2012.

The campus where the shooting occurred has classrooms and training facilities for firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Kedra is the 96th member of the state police to be killed in the line of duty.

He's the second to be shot dead this month. Cpl. Bryon Dickson died in an ambush Sept. 12.

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