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Camp Lejeune shooting ruled a negligent discharge

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The shooting death of a Camp Lejeune Marine guard yesterday evening has been ruled an accident as a result of a negligent discharge.

Word came in around 5:30 p.m. last evening that a Marine sentry guard at the gate of Camp Lejeune had been shot and killed by one of his own Marines. The incident took place at the guard shack.

The injured Marine was taken to the Navy Hospital on base and was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m.

The shooter who discharged his M4 is now in the custody of military officials and will be questioned by Naval Criminal Investigators today.

Currently, no charges have been filed and the names of those involved in the incident have not been released.

Camp Lejeune did not go into a lockdown situation following the isolated incident.

NCIS is the lead investigative authority.

More details will be released as they become available to the media.

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