The U.S. military says a veteran who was shot in the chest at Fort Carson, Colorado, on Tuesday is recovering after he was airlifted to a hospital.
The wounded veteran, identified by The Associated Press as Sgt. Bryan Cottrell, has been listed in critical condition at Fort Collins, Colorado Regional Medical Center.
He was shot at the intersection of Interstate 70 and US-68 in the city’s southwest.
The military says the shooting occurred as Cottrel was on a road trip in his truck.
“We are extremely proud of our troops and the men and women who serve, and we are determined to help them recover as soon as possible,” U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power said in a statement.
“This incident is tragic, but there is no excuse for violence against civilians.”
The Associated Statesman newspaper first reported the shooting on Thursday.
The Army confirmed the death, saying it was an accident and that Cottell was taken to a local hospital.
A U.K.-based news outlet, the Daily Mail, reported that Cettrell was shot with a .22 caliber rifle.
A soldier in the military has been killed and three others injured in the past four months, according to a tally compiled by The New York Times.
The Associated American Newspapers has reported that an injured U.P.
S soldier has been flown to Fort Collins after being shot in his home in northern Virginia, where he was being treated for a chest injury.
In July, two soldiers were killed and one wounded in a shooting at a U.H.S., an Army Reserve medical training center in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
In the shooting of Cottrill, the Army says the soldier was on the road when the shots were fired.
The Washington Post reported that the soldier had been traveling to Colorado for a medical treatment and was shot during a road stop in the area.
The Post reported Wednesday that the military did not release a description of the truck involved in the shooting.
Cottill’s wife told the AP that she was concerned about her husband’s safety.
“I’m not a stranger to this,” she said.
“My husband is a veteran, he’s been through a lot.
And I know he’s not going to do this to himself.” “
And I don’t know what’s going on, but he is a good man.
And I know he’s not going to do this to himself.”
A statement from the Army said Cottll’s “family and friends are saddened by the loss of their loved one.”
“We can confirm that Sgt. C.B. was shot while on the roadway at the corner of US-66 and USH-72, near Fort Collins.
We ask the public to please respect the privacy of the family and ask for privacy as we grieve,” the statement said.
Cettll was on his way to Fort Carson to attend a training session.
The AP reported that a friend of Cettill’s said that he was a decorated soldier.
“He had a lot of friends in the Army,” said the friend, who asked to remain anonymous.
“It’s hard to believe someone like that could be on the street, not knowing that he’s a hero.
He doesn’t have a car. “
His mother had to hold his hand when he got off the road.
Cottil had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the U.T.S.-2 Brigade, a group of soldiers that trained with special operations forces. “
Hopefully, this doesn’t happen to another family.”
Cottil had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the U.T.S.-2 Brigade, a group of soldiers that trained with special operations forces.
The news of his death comes amid heightened tension in the Middle East and North Africa, where the U., U.C.P., the U-1 and U.U.C.-1 groups have clashed with forces loyal to Iran-backed President Hassan Rouhani.
On Wednesday, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said he would “strongly protest” the U.-1 and C.T.-2 groups’ actions and threatened retaliation.
The U-2 brigade is composed of American soldiers.