October 28, 2010 / 10:17 PM / 9 years ago

FBI links shooting at recruiting center to 2 others

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - The FBI said on Thursday that it has linked a shooting at a Marine Corps recruiting station in a Virginia suburb outside the U.S. capital to two other shootings at the Pentagon and a Marine Corps museum.

“A shooting at a military-related facility in Chantilly, Va., has been linked to two earlier shootings at similar facilities laboratory tests show,” the FBI said in a statement, adding that it would not release any further details.

Investigators believe a high-powered rifle was used to fire up to seven shots at the Pentagon, shattering two windows, early Oct. 19. The FBI said it had linked that shooting to another at the National Museum of the Marine Corps two days earlier.

No one was injured in the shootings and the FBI said they “all involved shots fired into vacant parts of the buildings.”

The FBI said it was investigating, along with local authorities, and asked for help from anyone who may have seen suspicious activity at the three sites. (Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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