Navy Sailor Shot and Killed at Naval Station Norfolk

Posted: Mar 25, 2014 8:20 AM

Late last night, a U.S. Navy sailor was shot and killed at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. The details of the shooting at this time are very scarce, but the man suspected of killing the sailor was shot and killed. More from the AP:

Aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base, a sailor was fatally shot and security forces killed the lone suspect late Monday, according to the Navy.

The suspect was a civilian who had access to be at Naval Station Norfolk, spokeswoman Terri David said early Tuesday. She said she couldn't say whether he had permission to be on the USS Mahan, where the male sailor was shot about 11:20 p.m. Monday.

No other injuries were reported, and the base was briefly on lockdown, according to the Navy. David would not describe any other circumstances of the shooting but said the scene was secure.

This shooting comes just six months after the Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C. where 12 people were killed and four years after the Ft. Hood massacre where 13 people were shot and killed. Soldiers on U.S. Military bases are not allowed to be armed.