Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A tragic loss

Baghdad (AP) - A U.S. soldier opened fire at a counseling center on a U.S. base Monday, killing five fellow soldiers before being taken into custody, the U.S. command and Pentagon officials said.

The shooting occurred at Camp Liberty, a sprawling U.S. base on the western edge of Baghdad near the city's international airport and adjacent to another facility where President Barack Obama visited last month.

Spree shootings can happen anywhere.

This particular type of shooting is very rare, but does happen from time to time.

Update: More information shows that the shooter was disarmed after an argument at the counseling center, but that he went out and found another weapon.

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