McGregor Range shell explosion sends 2 to hospital

McGregor Range shell explosion sends 2 to hospital
US Army / Fort Bliss

POSTED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 9:04am

UPDATED: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 6:40pm

A shell explosion on the training range north of Fort Bliss sends two people to a local hospital.

According to Ft. Bliss officials, the shell exploded at a training area on McGregor Range Thursday evening. Two civilians were transported to University Medical Center. The extent of their injuries and their current conditions are unknown at this time

Post spokesman Major Joe Buccino tells NewsChannel 9 that Military Law enforcement is investigating the incident.

Note: In an earlier version of this story, those injured were reported to be civilian workers. This has been corrected.

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They were picking them up for scrap metal...been doing it for awhile...

They were not civilian workers

Most likely unexploded ordnance (UXO) from long ago. Walking arouns former impach areas is dangerous.

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