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Another government building shot in Va.

At least one gunshot was fired at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting center in Northern Virginia overnight, and investigators from the FBI and Prince William County were trying to learn Tuesday morning whether the shooting was related to a recent series of shots fired into U.S. military facilities.

No injuries were reported.


Directing traffic outside the U.S. Marine Corps Museum in Triangle after a shooting last week. (File photo/AP)

The shot or shots were fired either late Monday or early Tuesday, hit a window, and were discovered Tuesday morning at the center at 2721 Potomac Mills Circle in Woodbridge, said First Sgt. Kim Chinn, spokeswoman for Prince William police.

"We don't know if it's related to the others until we get ballistics results," Chinn said Tuesday morning.

Chinn said she didn't know how many bullets hit the stand-alone facility or if they went through a window.

The unexplained spree of shootings began the night of Oct. 16 or into the next morning when bullets were fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle. In the days after, ballistics evidence has shown, the same weapon was used to shoot at the Pentagon and an unoccupied Marine Corps recruiting center in Chantilly. In each case, windows were struck. The museum again was targeted overnight Thursday.

FBI officials released a limited profile of the suspect after he or she shot again at the Marine Corps museum near Quantico -- the same place the shooter started.

FBI officials also tried to coax the shooter to contact them, promising to try to resolve whatever is bothering him or her.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  | November 2, 2010; 11:41 AM ET
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these are probe attacks, they're trying to see what sticks, doing research, watching the results and doing it all over again.

The intelligence community should be keeping an eye on all of this.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Those were my first thoughts when I heard the news Bigfoot!

Posted by: MMJones1 | November 2, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

these are probe attacks, they're trying to see what sticks, doing research, watching the results and doing it all over again.

The intelligence community should be keeping an eye on all of this.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:49 AM

Is a bigfoot harder to clean than a little foot

Posted by: warpop | November 2, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

these are probe attacks, they're trying to see what sticks, doing research, watching the results and doing it all over again.

The intelligence community should be keeping an eye on all of this.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:49 AM

Is a bigfoot harder to clean than a little foot

Posted by: warpop | November 2, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

these are probe attacks, they're trying to see what sticks, doing research, watching the results and doing it all over again.

The intelligence community should be keeping an eye on all of this.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:49 AM

Is a bigfoot harder to clean than a little foot

Posted by: warpop | November 2, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

these are probe attacks, they're trying to see what sticks, doing research, watching the results and doing it all over again.

The intelligence community should be keeping an eye on all of this.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:49 AM

Is a bigfoot harder to clean than a little foot

Posted by: warpop | November 2, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

these are probe attacks, they're trying to see what sticks, doing research, watching the results and doing it all over again.

The intelligence community should be keeping an eye on all of this.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:49 AM

Is a bigfoot harder to clean than a little foot

Posted by: warpop | November 2, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

these are probe attacks, they're trying to see what sticks, doing research, watching the results and doing it all over again.

The intelligence community should be keeping an eye on all of this.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:49 AM

Is a bigfoot harder to clean than a little foot

Posted by: warpop | November 2, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

these are probe attacks, they're trying to see what sticks, doing research, watching the results and doing it all over again.

The intelligence community should be keeping an eye on all of this.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:49 AM

Is a bigfoot harder to clean than a little foot

Posted by: warpop | November 2, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

these are probe attacks, they're trying to see what sticks, doing research, watching the results and doing it all over again.

The intelligence community should be keeping an eye on all of this.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:49 AM

Is a bigfoot harder to clean than a little foot

Posted by: warpop | November 2, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

If I had half a brain I'd swear someone is sending a message or something to something or other.

Posted by: clitteigh | November 2, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they're testing to see how many attacks will be covered in the news media.

I attended schools in Fairfax County, and during the Washington Area Sniper episode, schools were sheltered in place exactly as we were decades ago. But we never received an explanation for why we weren't permitted to play outside on a perfectly beautiful day.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 2, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Those darn Tea Party folks are really getting out of hand.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | November 2, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

So is the building bleeding? On life support? Did anyone call an ambulance? Don't mean to mock a serious situation, but buildings are not shot, they are shot at....Did WAPO fire all of it's editors?

Posted by: andyinbethesda | November 2, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

sounds like law enforcement is profiling. Better get Obama involved so they can stop doing that.

Posted by: johnfchick1 | November 2, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

andyinbethesda...you bring up a good point. However, it would be nice if you used the correct form of its/it's. "Did WAPO fire all of 'it is' editors?" makes no sense.

Posted by: diego526070 | November 2, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

You are correct Diego, I always get that one wrong, guess I should not judge...

Posted by: andyinbethesda | November 2, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Another "Rawr! I hates taxes, I iz angry!" loser waving his toy--oops, I mean his Constitutionally-mandated manhood--around.

Posted by: NYC123 | November 2, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

It's Jason Bourne. He's still alive! BLACKBRIAR!

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | November 2, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

This is pathetic--the FBI can't find it's own home grown terrorist in it's own backyard

Posted by: KBGilmore | November 2, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party... They heard that the Defense budget had grown out of sight and that they are no long the Department of Defense but the Department of Offense. Tea Party terrorists are now embarking on a new strategy to take them down with sheer anger, and a few bullets.

Posted by: DougH1 | November 2, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

No, it is some stoned hippie leftist. He found a gun in his cousin's closet, and thought, "I'm gonna stick it to the man! I'm gonna shoot the Pentagon, man, that will totally like freak them out!" It will be over when he runs out of bullets, since foodstamps can't be used to buy ammunition. In the mean time, Look for him in the snack food aisle of the local grocery store; he will be wearing a Che t-shirt with an Obama button, trying to remember if he was going to buy Doritos or bugles. Man, Dude!

Posted by: David90 | November 2, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Golly! Has anyone heard of any groups out there with relentless anti-Government tirades and "Take Back America" rhetoric? Jeesh, I haven't heard a thing. Who would spout dangerous propaganda like that when we have elections in America and use the ballot instead of the gun to settle political differences. At least that's what we do in my America.

Posted by: thebobbob | November 2, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

First why are there so many posts on this that say the same thing? Did some one hit submit mor than once? OK My comments.

Since only military related things are being hit, one would think some one doesn't like the miliarty right now. I feel it is probably the work of some one protesting our current militray involvments. It is being done at night or at emply rooms so I do not think they want to hurt any one. But there are better ways to make a point in the US, try a peacefull demonatration, calling your congress man, or something like that. Why must violence be used?

Posted by: jv522e | November 2, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

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