Officials said it happened around 3:30 p.m. during a unit safety brief when a soldier shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself. The shooter was injured and was taken into custody. A third soldier, who was in the area, was also slightly wounded in the shooting.
"This is a tragedy for our community. We don't yet know the reasons for the shooting, but are working with the unit and the affected families to help them through this difficult period," said Col. Kevin Arata, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Public Affairs Officer. "Our prayers are with those who have been affected by this terrible incident."
The shooting happened near the corner of Letterman and Armistead Streets, near military housing.
Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating.
The names of those involved have not yet been released.
Officials are not saying what triggered the shooting or what kind of weapon was used.