Shooting spree during reserve forces training kills 2, injures 3

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Shooting spree during reserve forces training kills 2, injures 3

Two died and three injured in what is believed to be a shooting spree at around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday during a reserve forces training session at a military base located in Seocho District, southeastern Seoul.

The suspect, one of reserve forces trainees, is known to have killed himself with the weapon after the incident, according to the Army.

"During a zeroing fire session, a trainee fired a rifle at fellow soldiers which killed one and injured four others," said an Army officer after the shooting spree. "Death toll may rise as well."

The injured are being evacuated to the Armed Forces Capital Hospital. Two of the injured were in critical condition and one of them died after the Army's announcement.

The Army is still on an internal investigation.

BY KIM BONG-MOON [kim.bongmoon@joongang.co.kr]

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