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Two killed in shooting at Navy base in Virginia

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 01:00

March 25 - A civilian shot a sailor dead aboard a ship at a U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia, late on Monday before being killed by base security forces, naval officials said. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A civilian shot and killed a sailor aboard a ship at a U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia late on Monday. Naval officials said the shooter was then killed by security forces. (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMMANDING OFFICER NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, CAPTAIN ROBERT CLARK, SAYING: "What I can tell you is we had two fatalities - one male sailor and one male civilian suspect. At approximately 11:20pm last night, there was a shooting onboard USS Mahan destroyer at Pier 1, Naval Station Norfolk. Security forces responded and secured the scene. After reports of shots fired, Naval Station Norfolk was briefly put on lockdown as a precautionary measure. The lockdown lasted approximately 45 minutes." A navy spokesman said the civilian was carrying a firearm on the base -- in violation of rules that only allow security personnel to do so. (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMMANDING OFFICER NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, CAPTAIN ROBERT CLARK, SAYING: "As far as I know, he was authorized access to the installation and I cannot talk about how he got ahold of the weapon." An investigation is underway, but the base is now back to normal operations.

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Two killed in shooting at Navy base in Virginia

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 01:00