— An active shooter shot and killed an Indian national who was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado, the U.S. Army said Saturday.
Army Col. Jason Wieder, a spokesman for Fort Carson, said the gunman was an officer from Fort Irwin, Calif.
He said the Army is investigating.
Fort Carson, a military outpost near the Colorado border, is home to some 1,000 soldiers.
Wieder said the incident occurred around 11 a.m.
The shooting happened in the Fort Bliss area of the base, he said.
Fort Bliss is located about 75 miles (115 kilometers) east of Boulder.
Fort Irwin is about 70 miles (100 kilometers) west of Boulder and is home by Fort Carson.
Wieber said the shooter was identified as Lieutenant Colonel Steven L. Wieser, 40.
Fort Carson has a population of more than 2,000.
Wieser was assigned to the base for six years, according to Fort Carson officials.
Fort Wiesers commanding officer, Brig. Gen. Kevin D. Schofield, told reporters that Wiesner was assigned “to provide security and to provide protection for our soldiers.”
Schofield said WiesER had been deployed to the United States “more than a year” and “had no prior criminal record.”
He added that the gunman “has never been in the Army.”
The Associated Press reported that Wieders military background included a combat deployment in Iraq in 2006, a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, and three tours of duty in Iraq.WIESER’S ATTACKER IS A POLICE OFFICER, COORDINATOR, COLLEGE OFFICER AND SOLDIERSource: AP