Jun 29, 2012 by MOXNEWSd0tC0M
June 29, 2012 CBS News
Published: June 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm
A senior officer at Fort Bragg was shot and killed by an enlisted soldier who then shot himself. There have also been reports of additional injuries. Law enforcementresponded to the shooting around 3:30 PM EST. The 18th Airborne Division has declined to comment until the families of the victims have been notified.
Fort Bragg is the home of Army Special Forces and multiple airborne divisions, such as the 82nd Airborne. It is a major installation of the United States Army, as well as home to the U.S. Army Airborne Forces, U.S. Army Special Forces, and various other divisions of the United States Army.
A news conference was held at 6:00 PM EST, where officials stated that the first soldier shot was dead and two others were injured. The reason for the shooting is not yet known. Authorties are recommending that pedestrians and drivers avoid the area. technorati.com/lifestyle/article/shooting-at-fort-bragg-army-installation/
FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WBTV) -
An investigation is underway after a deadly shooting on a North Carolina Army Base, reportedly killing a senior officer.
According to officials at Fort Bragg, in Fayetteville, a shooting took place on base on Thursday afternoon around 3:30 p.m.
According to Fort Bragg officials, a soldier with the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself, during a unit safety brief.
According to the Army Times, the solider who was fatally shot was a senior officer.
The shooter was injured and is in custody, according to Fort Bragg officials. A third soldier was reportedly injured by a ricocheting bullet.
"This is a tragedy for our community. We don't yet know the reasons for the shooting, but are working with the unit and the affected Families to help them through this difficult period," said Col. Kevin Arata, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Public Affairs Officer. "Our prayers are with those who have been affected by this terrible incident."
Fort Bragg law enforcement and emergency responders secured the scene within minutes at the corner of Letterman and Armistead Streets. wbtv.com/story/18907789/officials-shooting-happened-at-ft-bragg