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A soldier is in custody after he allegedly opened fire at a party in Fort Hood, Texas, and killed a soldier from Oshkosh.

Army Specialist Ryan Schlack, 30, died Saturday at an Army medical center.


Media reports said he was at a casual get-together Friday night on the lawn of the McNair housing facility at Fort Hood, when a soldier fired a gun into the crowd.

Schlack was shot in the hip, and the gunman fled. The suspect was arrested Saturday morning, and was in custody on the post at last word.

It was not clear Monday whether he had been charged. The incident remains under investigation.

Schlack joined the Army in 2004 as a repairman for computer detection systems. He was arrived at Fort Hood in 2005, and became part of the 27th Brigade's Support Battalion.