Military: Marine Fatally Shot Colleague At NC Base

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A Marine was in custody Wednesday after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle while standing guard at the main gate of a North Carolina base.

The shooting happened at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the Marine fired on his colleague inside a guard shack at Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune spokesman Nat Fahy said.

Law enforcement and emergency personnel attempted to revive the shooting victim, who received a single shot, but the person was later pronounced dead at a base hospital, Fahy said.

The shooting came less than a week after a shooting rampage by a soldier at Fort Hood in Texas killed three and wounded 16 others.

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