An investigation is underway into the apparent shooting death of a 1st Cavalry Division soldier, according to a Friday release from the Army.

Pvt. Kevin Paulino, 24, was killed in Peru, Indiana, on Wednesday, according to the release. 

Paulino enlisted in May as an infantryman and had been assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood since September.

Meghann Myers is the Pentagon bureau chief at Military Times. She covers operations, policy, personnel, leadership and other issues affecting service members. Follow on Twitter @Meghann_MT

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