May 11th, 2009
11:39 AM ET

U.S. soldier opens fire at camp; 5 killed

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/meast/05/11/iraq.violence/art.camp.liberty.navy.jpg caption="U.S. Army troops get a safety briefing before departing Camp Liberty, Iraq, in December 2008."]

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more on the shooting in Iraq on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.


A U.S. service member in Baghdad opened fire on his fellow troops Monday, killing five people - including some U.S. service members - according to two senior defense officials.

The shooter is in custody, the officials said.

Three others were wounded in the incident which happened at 2 p.m. at the U.S. military base, Camp Liberty, in Baghdad, the officials said.

The U.S. military is not officially releasing details about the nationalities of the victims, or exactly how they died.

"The only thing we know at this time is five coalition force members were killed in the shooting," Maj. Jose Lopez, the senior press officer with Multi-National Forces Baghdad, said.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. ronvan

    REAL LIFE! Exactly why ALL of our brave, magnificent soldiers should be brought home NOW! Expect more, not to mention the years of treatment when they do get home.

    May 11, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  2. Sharon

    repeat deployment,hostile environment,fear for your life on a hourly basis,family and friends to far away to touch,questioning the validity of this war, stress,tension,depression,sense of hopelessness.
    The situation was ripe for calamity.
    "Old men declare war and Young fight and die in them"
    We need to bring them home!

    May 11, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  3. GF, Los Angeles

    My thoughts are with the service members and their families and friends. How very sad.

    May 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  4. Heidi Ann Berg

    That doesn't surprise me ,you put a gun in there hands and train them to kill sooner or later one will snap .I am sure this has happened in all wars

    May 11, 2009 at 1:42 pm |