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Two dead in Fort Riley shooting

FORT RILEY, Kan., March 2 -- Army officials say two soldiers have been killed and a third soldier wounded in a shooting at Fort Riley in Kansas. Few details of the incident, which occurred around 5:30 p.m., are available.

Officials say the wounded soldier is in stable condition at Irwin Army Community Hospital, and the Army is investigating. The shooting took place near a barracks area on Custer Hill on the base. No civilians were involved. Identification of the dead soldiers is being withheld pending notification of their families. Fort Riley is the home of the Army's 1st Mechanized Infantry Division. Some 14,000 soldiers live on the base. Fort Riley troops were sent to the Gulf in support of the Desert Shield and Desert Storm missions, and to assist with operations in Somalia. More recently, the base dispatched the 716th military police battalion to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to assist with the U.S. refugee camps there.

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