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FBI: Coast Guard shooting linked to four others

WASHINGTON –A shooting Tuesday at a Coast Guard recruiting station in northern Virginia has been linked to four other shootings near Washington, the FBI confirmed on Wednesday.

The same weapon was used in all five shootings, said FBI spokesman Andrew Ames. The FBI is not releasing the type of weapon or the caliber of bullets used.

The other shootings took place at the Pentagon, a Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Va., and the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., was shot at twice on separate occasions.No one has been injured in the incidents so far.

On Friday, an official from the FBI’s Washington field office said the shooter could be a Marine, but the fact that the shootings take place at night and while the buildings are unoccupied indicates the shooter isn’t trying to hurt anyone.

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