Two drunken soldiers shot six civilians, including a nine-year old boy, after arguing with guests at a party in southern Colombia.
The two men were captured by other soldiers immediately after carrying out the killings early Sunday, said Gen. Gustavo Matamoros, commander of the army's fifth division.
The two soldiers were already drunk when they arrived at a party at a local school in the province of Caqueta, some 320 kilometers (200 miles) south of the capital. After arguing with guests, the soldiers opened fire killing three people, Matamoros said.
The soldiers then ran to a nearby store, where they killed a nine-year old boy and two other adults.
Matamoros offered no motive for those killings.