An Iowa National Guard soldier from Dubuque was injured in a shooting in Afghanistan last Friday. The Iowa Guard says 19-year-old Private First Class Cody Skahill was injured at a post in Laghman Province as the result of a “negligent discharge of a weapon.”
The guard says Skahill was evacuated to a hospital in Afghanistan and then to an Army hospital in Texas, and no condition report is available. The guard says it is still investigating the shooting and is not releasing any other details.
Skahill is member of Company A of the 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, Second Brigade combat team headquartered in Dubuque.