Army: Soldier dies in rifle training at Fort Jackson in SC

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FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, a U.S. Army recruit is instructed by a drill sergeant, right, during live-fire marksmanship training at Fort Jackson, S.C. A soldier at Fort Jackson has died from injuries sustained on the rifle training range, Army officials said. The soldier was an 18-year-old man from California, Fort Jackson spokesperson Leslie Ann Sully said in a news release. The soldier’s name has not been released. The soldier suffered the fatal injury Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, while training on the rifle range, Sully said in the release. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An Army soldier at Fort Jackson in South Carolina has died from injuries sustained on the rifle training range.

Fort Jackson spokesperson Leslie Ann Sully said the soldier suffered the fatal injury Thursday. No one else was injured.

The soldier was an 18-year-old man from California, Sully said. The soldier’s name has not been released. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment.

Military police are investigating the incident.

Fort Jackson Commander Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr. offered his condolences to the soldier’s family and unit.

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