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Soldier shot in drive-by on Fort Bragg

Posted January 30, 2011

— The search for a gunman who wounded a soldier in a drive-by shooting shut down Fort Bragg early Sunday, a military spokesman said.

Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum said that a 23-year-old soldier was driving on Yadkin Road along the outskirts of the post around 3 a.m. when another motorist fired numerous rounds into his vehicle.

The soldier was struck in the arm and was treated at Womack Army Medical Center, McCollum said. His name hasn't been released.

Military police issued an alert for a silver Chevrolet Impala and shut down traffic into and from the post immediately after the shooting. Police continued to inspect outbound vehicles into Sunday morning.

Investigators collected evidence along Yadkin Road, between Stabo Loop and Canopy Lane.

The Army's Criminal Investigations Division is handling the investigation.


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  • butterscotchbeauty Jan 31, 2011

    It's very disturbing to know something like this can happen on a U.S. military base that is not "supposed" to open to members of the general public. What a shame that nowhere is safe from this kind of violence.

  • kejones7685 Jan 31, 2011

    It seems like there will be more to this story involving the wounded soldier, yet glad that his injury wasn't life threatening.