Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base

Published on Tuesday, 8 April 2014 21:26 - Written by

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — 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.

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