29 Feb 2012

Solider shoots himself in leg

5:54 pm on 29 February 2012

A soldier has shot himself in the leg during training at the army's Linton Military Camp in Manawatu.

The Defence Force says the man is a member of a group doing pre-deployment training and appears to have discharged his weapon.

He has been taken to Palmerston North Hospital.

The Defence Force says an investigation will be conducted into the shooting.