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Camp Lejeune Main Gate Marine Sentry Dies From Gunshot Wound
It happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Officials say one of the guards shot his rifle, which was issued to him as part of his job at Camp Lejeune, and killed another guard working alongside him. The two Marines were monitoring incoming traffic onto the base.
A spokesman for Camp Lejeune says it wasn't just the two guards, and that at least one other Marine was present at the Main Gate. While they aren't releasing details of how or why this happened, the spokesman says it's always tough to lose a Marine on base.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families involved at this point," says Captain Joshua Smith. "I just want to stress that this being ruled an isolated incident. It is neither an act of terrorism nor an active shooter. The situation is not active, it's under control, and is being investigated by NCIS."
A spokesman says the victim died of a single wound to the chest after efforts to revive him. The Marine who fired the shot is said to be in custody.
Base officials say the shooting was an isolated incident and not an act of terrorism nor an active shooter event.
The incident remains under investigation by Naval Criminal Investigative
Identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin