Friday, April 18, 2008

Dangerous places, part 2

This is from the Fayetteville Observer:

"A Fort Bragg soldier remained in critical condition Sunday night from being shot in the neck by robbers after leaving a Bragg Boulevard nightclub, authorities say.

Spc. Sergio A. Sanchez, 22, was shot around 3 a.m. at Blue Street and Washington Drive. Authorities believe he may have stumbled across a group of five or six men who were in the process of robbing other people on the street.

The Police Department would not release additional details of the investigation late Sunday.

“We don’t have anything else,” a police watch commander said. “The police report has not been released yet because it’s still being investigated.”

Sanchez is a member of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, said Maj. Tom Earnhardt, a spokesman for the division. Sanchez had returned from a deployment to Iraq about 45 days ago.

Earnhardt said Sanchez was serving as the designated driver for his friends Friday night and had stepped outside the club to make a phone call. “At that time, he was attacked, resulting in a gunshot wound to him,” Earnhardt said.

“The chain of command of the division is heartsick over what happened here,” Earnhardt said. “We wish we could make some sense over what appears to us a senseless act. By all indications, we had a paratrooper who was doing the right thing for his friends.”

Sanchez was treated at the trauma center at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center before being transferred to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where he underwent surgery. . . "

I have been following the Observer all week and have not seen a follow up. The 2nd Brigade had been in and around Baghdad since January 2007.

1 comment:

MightyMom said...

great, come HOME and get shot. that's nice.