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Questions Surround Deadly Accidental Shooting at Moving Company

The district attorney's office said the unattended death at New World Van Lines in Auburn is under investigation

New World Van Lines shooting
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A man was killed whan a gun accidentally went off at the Auburn, Massachusetts, offices of a moving company Monday, authorities said.

Firefighters were called to the New World Van Lines of Massachusetts Service Center on St. Mark Street at about 11:30 a.m. for a report of a person shot, according to the Auburn Fire Department.

The person was accidentally shot, but there was no threat to the public, fire officials said.

The moving company confirmed that a person was injured in a shooting at its service center in Auburn, but didn't release the victim's name.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured individual and his family," a company spokesman said in a statement.

The Worcester County District Attorney's Office indicated that the shooting was fatal, saying Monday afternoon that it is investigating an "unattended death," officials said.

Police had told The Telegram that a man suffered a life-threatening injury to his chest.

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