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A Camp Lejeune Marine guard is dead tonight after being shot by a fellow guard. At approximately 5:30 this evening, a guard at the camp’s main gate discharged an M4 rifle which killed a fellow Marine guard.

The incident, according to a base press release by Capt. Joshua Smith, is not considered to be an act of terrorism. Nor is it being considered an active shooter event. The Marine Corps Times quoted the base spokesperson Nat Fahey as saying it was unclear how many times the deceased Marine had been shot. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the incident.

The identification of both the shooter and the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The incident occurs just one week after a Fort Hood soldier fired shots at fellow soldiers killing three, injuring 16 and finally killing himself. He was said to suffer PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Last week, in a pre planned event, Camp Lejeune held an active drill shooting drill. No connection has been made between the two events. WCTI-12 reported that all branches on the base were involved in the drill which occurred Thursday, just one day after the Fort Hood shooting.

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