The shooter was apparently suffering from mental problems and lost control, according to the commander of the army’s 27th Brigade, Col. Juvenal Diaz Mateus.
The incident took place Thursday night in a rural area of Piamonte, a municipality on the boundary between Cauca and Putumayo province, as the shooter and the victims were on patrol, the brigade said in a statement.
The dead were Sgt. Yuri Nel Corredor Baylon and Cpls. Alexander Alvarez Gutierrez and Jhonatan Perez Escobar, the 27th Brigade said.