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Marine Shot By Colleague At Gate In Camp Lejeune Died of Fatal Injuries

On Tuesday, a Marine shot at the main gate at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina died after the gun shot he received was fatal.  Names of the victim and shooter have not yet been released until the victim’s family is notified, though statements have been made by the base.

Marine Shot By Colleague At Gate In Camp Lejeune Died of Fatal Injuries

Marine Shot By Colleague At Gate In Camp Lejeune Died of Fatal Injuries

Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune.

At around 5:30 pm. the marine fired at his colleague inside a guard shack at the main entrance of Camp Lejeune.  Emergency respondents arrived and tried to revive the man but were too late- he later passed away at a base hospital.

After a recent Fort Hood shooting that left 16 injured and four dead, men and women working on military bases are at heightened sensitivity.  The spokesperson for Camp Lejeune, Nat Fahy, released the following statement:

We understand that people are at a state of heightened sensitivity, given what happened over at Fort Hood.  It’s important that we convey that this is not a Fort Hood-like incident. It was an isolated incident that’s no longer active.

The base never had to be locked down and the Marine who fired the shots is in custody and was awaiting questioning Tuesday night.  The incident was isolated immediately and the gate remained open.  Names of both the victim and the man who fired the shots have not been released so that the victim’s family can be notified first.

The location of the shooting was a shack that measured about 15 ft by 15 ft at the main gate of Camp Lejeune.  Though others were present, no one else was injured.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

 Marine Shot By Colleague At Gate In Camp Lejeune Died of Fatal Injuries

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