A soldier in the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade shot his battalion commander dead at Fort Bragg yesterday before shooting and injuring himself. The soldier broke out of formation during a safety briefing to shoot the commander, a defense official tells ABC. A third soldier was slightly injured. The shooter is in custody and is listed as being in serious condition.
"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," a spokesman for the North Carolina base says. "Our prayers are with those who have been affected by this terrible incident.” Special agents from the Army’s Criminal Investigation team are investigating.