70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Fri
87°
67°
20%
Sat
87°
57°
20%
Sun
76°
51°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base

11 months ago Wednesday, April 09, 2014 4:58:26 AM CDT April 09, 2014 Wednesday, April 09 2014 Apr 9, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Authorities say the victim in a North Carolina base shooting died of a single wound to the chest after efforts to revive him.

Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN') base spokesman Nat Fahy said the shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when one Marine on guard duty shot a colleague in a guard shack at the main base.

The Marine who fired the shot is in custody.

A base news release says the shooting isn't considered an act of terrorism and that there is no active gunman. The statement from the base said the guard used an M4 rifle to kill the other guard.

The shooting comes less than a week after a fatal rampage at Fort Hood in Texas. Fahy stressed the difference in the two situations.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
70°
66°
Fri
AM Clouds / PM Sun
87°
67°
Sat
Partly Cloudy
87°
57°
Sun
AM Clouds / PM Sun
76°
51°
Mon
PM Showers
78°
65°