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Shelter-in-place order lifted at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base after active shooter reports

Twentynine Palms Marine combat training base
Twentynine Palms Marine combat training base in 2011.
(Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

Personnel at a U.S. Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms were temporarily ordered to shelter in place Tuesday morning following reports of an active shooter.

One person suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound about 8:30 a.m., but no other injuries have been reported at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, officials said in a statement.

“The individual is currently being treated and will be transported to a medical facility,” the Marine Corps wrote on Twitter. “There are no other injuries reported at this time. This incident is under investigation.”

The shelter-in-place order for the base has been lifted, officials said shortly before 9:30 a.m.

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Several calls to the base went unanswered Tuesday morning.

Details about the incident remain scant, but military police responded to reports of gunshots at about 6:30 a.m. and cordoned off the area, according to the Marine Corps.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received word of some kind of incident at the base, but spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said she did not have additional details.

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“We have not been requested to assist them,” she said shortly before 8 a.m.


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