Gunman dead, sailor injured in Virginia Naval base shooting

Gunman dead, sailor injured in Virginia Naval base shooting

Gunman dead, sailor injured in Virginia Naval base shooting

One sailor is dead and another hospitalized in a domestic shooting early Friday morning in a parking lot at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia, Navy officials said.

The identities of the shooter and the victim have not been released yet, pending notification of next-of-kin.

A U.S. Navy sailor was shot and killed at a base in Virginia on Friday after he shot and wounded another sailor.

News outlets report that the base announced around 7 a.m. that the station was locked down. The shooter was armed with a single hand gun and was not carrying any additional weapons or ammunition.

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"The city of Virginia Beach Police and Fire Departments, along with Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services responded to assist". Vincelette said the base went back to normal operations an hour later.

The base has about 10,500 active Navy personnel, 10,000 family members and 4,500 civilian personnel, according to its website.

"We do random and periodic inspections for prohibited items", he said. He says officials will investigate how the sailor got a weapon onto the base, which has a no-weapons policy, and the motive behind the shooting. The shooting remains under investigation. "I watched this situation with great concern this morning".

The station is the Navy's master jet base for fighters on the East Coast. "Thankful for our first responders as always".

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