View Full Version : South Korean reserve soldier kills 2, shoots 2 others during training session

European Knight
05-13-2015, 04:36 PM

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- A South Korean soldier shot his fellow reservists at a mandatory training session in Seoul on Wednesday, killing two and injuring two others before killing himself, officials said.

The 24-year-old soldier, surnamed Choe, abruptly turned around after firing one round during shooting training and fired seven rounds with a K-2 rifle at his fellow reservists, army and defence officials said on condition of anonymity because of office rules. He then used the ninth of the 10 bullets he'd been given to kill himself, they said.

One of the army officials said Choe shot himself in the forehead and the other two who died were shot in their heads, although he couldn't be more specific about the locations.

It was not immediately known why Choe opened fire. Yonhap news agency, citing the army, reported that Choe was put in a group of soldiers who needed special attention when he was on active service and that he received medical treatment for depression. The Defence Ministry and the army couldn't immediately confirm the report.


05-13-2015, 04:43 PM
Most likely a case of bullying.

05-13-2015, 05:04 PM
Most likely a case of bullying.

usually the case. I know that in the American military there is a not uncommon theme of "officer fragging" where soldiers kill their own officers out of excessive bullying etc.