The U.S. military says it is investigating an incident in which rounds fired at an Army training range in southern Germany hit buildings in a nearby town. There were no injuries.
Grafenwoehr garrison spokeswoman Susanne Bartsch said Monday that the incident happened during a convoy protection exercise on Friday afternoon.
Machine-gun shots hit three buildings inside the base and three other buildings in the town of Grafenwoehr also suffered minor damage. Local police say they included a vocational school that was closed at the time.
Bartsch says that soldiers "were shooting in the wrong direction." The shots landed up to 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the training range that was being used.
An investigation and a review of procedures are under way.