Officials: Army paratrooper from New Jersey shot, killed during training exercise

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

Army officials say a paratrooper from Medford Lakes has died after he was shot during a live-fire training exercise in Alaska.

Army officials in Alaska said Monday Spc. Nicholas Peter DiMona III, 20, died Saturday after he was shot during the early morning drill at the Donnelly Training area near Fort Greely.

Officials say medics at the scene provided care to DiMona. He was flown to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Spokesman John Pennell says the investigation includes looking at anyone responsible for firing the fatal round.

Pennell says the exercise is part of ongoing readiness training. He didn't know of any past similar deaths in Alaska during exercises.

DiMona was based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

He joined the Army in 2017.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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