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Camp Lejeune Marine wounded by gunshot

By TREVOR DUNNELL | The Daily News | Published: July 1, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — One Camp Lejeune Marine suffered a gunshot wound after base officials say a weapon was discharged on Tuesday.

At approximately 9 p.m. emergency services responded to a report of a weapon that was discharged in the French Creek area. EMS found the Marine at the scene and transported him to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. He was treated for injuries and is reported to be in stable condition by medical personnel.

The Camp Lejeune Provost Marshal's office has determined there is no threat to the public at this time.

The Marine is a member of 2nd Maintenance Battalion, a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Logistics Group. The incident was not related to any unit activities or training. 2nd Marine Logistics Group and II Marine Expeditionary Force are aware of the situation and are working with authorities in support of the investigation, according to a news release from the base.

The Daily News received reports that due to the incident, Camp Lejeune was temporarily on lockdown as outgoing cars were being inspected by military police.

Director of Communications Strategy and Operations Nat Fahy confirmed that MP's were inspecting cars for anything suspicious related to the incident, however the base was never put on lock down.

Naval Criminal Investigative Services are conducting an investigation and have indicated no arrests or charges have been filed at this time. Out of the respect for the investigative process, NCIS does not comment on or confirm details relating to ongoing investigations, according to the release.

NCIS urges anyone with information regarding this incident to contact NCIS through the NCIS Tips app or at www.ncis.navy.mil. For further inquiries about the investigation, please contact NCIS Public Affairs at ncispublicaffairs@ncis.navy.mil.

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