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(FORT BRAGG, N.C.) — The soldier who killed his commanding officer at Fort Bragg last week has died.

Twenty-seven-year-old Spc. Ricky Elder, of Kansas, died on Friday from the gunshot wound he inflicted upon himself.

During a military briefing last week, Elder opened fire and killed his commander, 42-year-old Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale.

Another soldier was shot in the incident, but his injuries are said to be non-life threatening.

A motive for the shooting remains a mystery.

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