(CNN) — The man killed in a shooting Thursday at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was a lieutenant colonel and battalion commander, a defense official told CNN on Friday.
The officer, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, was shot by a soldier in his unit during a security briefing, the source said. The alleged shooter then turned the gun on himself and was in critical condition, the military said in a news release.
The incident was reported to the fort’s 911 center at 3:31 p.m.
Earlier, the official had said the alleged shooter was not expected to survive. A third soldier received a minor wound. He was identified as Spec. Michael E. Latham, a signal support system specialist.
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