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South Korean marine kills 4 service members in shooting spree

From Paula Hancocks and Jiyeon Lee, CNN
  • NEW: The defense ministry says a fourth Marine has died from the shooting
  • The ministry says the corporal behind the shooting is in custody
  • Yonhap: A staff sergeant, a corporal and a lance corporal are among the dead
  • South Korea
  • Shootings
  • Asia

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- A corporal in the South Korean Marines went on a shooting spree and killed four other Marines, the defense ministry said Monday.

The incident took place on Ganghwa Island, west of Seoul, about 11:50 a.m. Monday.

The ministry said the corporal, who was severely injured after a grenade exploded at a separate site he entered after the shooting, is in custody.

The dead included a staff sergeant, a corporal and a lance corporal, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unnamed military official.