Soldiers from the XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., sit aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airplane from the 16th Airlift Squadron, before a non-tactical proficiency jump at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. This photo appeared on www.army.mil. by Staff Sgt. Jacob Bailey July 14, 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fort Bragg Public Affairs
FORT BRAGG, N.C., June 28, 2012 - A soldier is dead and two others are wounded following a shooting incident here today.
During a 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade unit safety briefing, a soldier shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself. The shooter was injured and is in custody. A third soldier who was in the area was also slightly wounded in the shooting.
"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, 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Public Affairs Officer.
"Our prayers are with those who have been affected by this terrible incident," Arata said.
Fort Bragg law enforcement and emergency responders secured the scene within minutes. Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are conducting an investigation.
Notification of the next of kin is underway.