BREAKING: Unit commander is shot during formation at Ft Bragg - UPDATED Battalion commander killed 2x - 2 others injured

WTVD is reporting:

Fort Bragg law enforcement said it is responding to a shooting incident on-post that occurred at about 3:30 p.m.

Officials urged drivers and pedestrians to avoid the historic district of Fort Bragg until further notice.

The historic district is an area near Knox Street close to the 18th Airborne Headquarters and FORSCOM near the heart of Fort Bragg.

Officials did not immediately release more information. Sources told ABC11 that an officer was shot during a formation. The officer’s condition was not known.


A press conference is scheduled to be held in a few minutes, 6pm EDT.

UPDATE: MSNBC reports that a battalion commander is dead:

A senior US defense official told NBC that the deceased victim is a battalion commander. There is no indication of motive at this time, but the incident does not appear to be terrorist-related.

UPDATE 2X: WRAL reports two other injured:

Arata gave no indication about what might have led up to the shooting but said a soldier from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade shot another member of the unit and then turned the gun on himself.

The shooter was injured, as was a third soldier who was in the area.


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