Avi Grunov z"l
Avi Grunov z"l Police photo

Border Policeman Second Sergeant Avi Grunov, 19, was killed Wednesday by a bullet that was apparently accidentally discharged from a gun at the Yad Mordechai base.

Grunov z”l leaves behind his parents and two sisters. An initial inquiry indicates that the bullet was accidentally discharged from the weapon of a fellow soldier. The Department for Investigation of Policemen has begun to investigate the case.

Grunov was taken to Barzilai Hospital by a Magen David Adom team in very serious condition, but the doctors there could not save him.

Details of Grunov's funeral arrangements are not yet available.

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded by a bullet that was fired at his leg at the Combat Engineering base near Ovda Wednesday. He seems to have been shot in a training accident. He received first aid and was taken to Yoseftal Hospital in Eilat. The Military Police are investigating.