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Soldier kills officer, wounds self

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Military officials at Fort Bragg have confirmed that a soldier shot and killed his superior officer before shooting and wounding himself.

Fort Bragg officials have not released the identities of the officer or the shooter, or a motive for Thursday’s shooting at the North Carolina military installation.

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The alleged shooter was in custody.

Public Affairs officer Colonel Kevin Arata said the soldiers are from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.

A third soldier who was wounded is out of the hospital.

Officials say Specialist Michael E. Latham, 22, of Vacaville, Calif., has been released from Womack Army Medical Center.

Latham suffered a minor, nonlife-threatening wound.

Fort Bragg is home to the 82d Airborne Division, the 18th Airborne Corps, and Special Operations Forces.

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