Officials from Fort Jackson reported the death of a soldier Friday, who suffered a fatal injury Thursday during training.
According to Fort Jackson representatives, an 18-year-old Regular Army soldier from California was fatally injured while training at a rifle range on base. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment. No other trainees or cadre were injured on the range.
The soldier was transported by emergency medical services to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
A military law enforcement investigation into the incident is underway and next of kin notification is pending before Fort Jackson releases additional information.
"Our hearts are heavy for our teammate, the unit soldiers and all the family members," said Fort Jackson Commander Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle, Jr. "We are providing comfort and assistance to those involved."
Any additional information will be provided when received.