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Civilian seizes gun, shoots sailor at Virginia naval station; 2 dead

Civilian seizes gun, shoots sailor at Virginia naval station; 2 dead

A civilian shot a sailor to death aboard a destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, then was killed by security officials, authorities said Tuesday. The suspect had permission to be on base, but it was unclear whether he had permission to board the Mahan, the destroyer that was docked at Pier 1, according to Navy officials. Neither the dead civilian nor the dead sailor was identified. “I’d like to say that our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of those affected by the tragic event last night,” Capt. Robert Clark, commanding officer of the station, told reporters at an early morning news conference aboard the ship. Monday’s incident...

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