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Police Officer Shot Dead During Training Exercise.

A police officer has died after suffering a gunshot wound to the chest on a training exercise in Manchester.

The male Pc died in North Manchester General Hospital after the incident in Thorp Road, Newton Heath, a mile from the city centre, at about 1135 BST.

It was not immediately clear whether the officer had been shot accidentally by one of his own colleagues.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an investigation into the fatal shooting.

Acting Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Dave Whatton said the officer's immediate family had been informed of his death.

He added the officer would not be identified until other family members had been told.

"Everybody in Greater Manchester Police is devastated by the news that we have all received and the loss of a highly regarded colleague and friend," he said.

Mr Whatton said a f

Added: Jun-9-2008 
By: barnesy
Tags: Officer, Shot, Exercise
Location: Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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