Marine shooting rampage kills 4 South Korean soldiers
Seoul, South Korea
July 4, 2011 12:52 pm EDT
Crime, Law And Justice, Crime, Homicide, Politics, Defense, Armed Forces
A marine went on a shooting rampage inside a barracks on a South Korean island, killing four soldiers and wounding another on Monday.
Three of the dead victims died on the spot on Ganghwa Island, which is close to the maritime border with North Korea, while the fourth died in a hospital, military officials said.
The shooter, identified only by his surname Kim, tried to commit suicide after the shooting by blowing himself up with a hand grenade, but he was not seriously injured.
The motive of the 19-year-old shooter is still unknown, according to Col. Kim Tae-eun, a spokesman for the Marine Corps.
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