Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Oct. 5, 2022) — Installation emergency services responded to a shooting at approximately 11:07 p.m. Oct. 4 on Fort Leonard Wood that resulted in one injury and one arrest.

The injured person received medical care on site by General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital paramedics and was medically transported by Mercy Life Line to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

The person under arrest is currently being held at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident is under investigation by the Special Agents of the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 80 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains nearly 80,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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