Parachutist who died in Orange was from New York

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Authorities say a man watching a scheduled Athol police firearms training session in Athol on Wednesday was accidentally shot.

Mary Carey, Spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney said the "civilian observer" was shot in the upper rear leg area and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Now, the incident is under investigation by State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office along with full cooperation from the Athol Police Department.

The town of Athol will be completing their own investigation, Carey noted.

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