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5th shooting linked to same gun

A fifth shooting at a U.S. military facility in Northern Virginia in recent days has been linked to the same weapon, authorities said Wednesday.

The most recent shooting occurred late Monday or early Tuesday at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting center in Woodbridge. Sgt. Kim Chinn, a Prince William County police spokeswoman, said ballistics evidence has linked that incident to four other shootings.

The unexplained spree began in mid-October, when a gunman targeted the Marine Corps museum near Quantico. In the days that followed, the shooter struck at the Pentagon, a U.S. Marine recruiting facility in Chantilly and again at the museum.

In each case, shots were fired at a building overnight or early in the morning. No one has been injured, and so far the incidents have amounted to vandalism.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  | November 3, 2010; 12:12 PM ET
Categories:  Maria Glod, Pr. William, Unsolved, Virginia  
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A disgruntled ex-Marine?

Posted by: hogsmile | November 3, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Probably not a marine...he/she keeps missing!!

Posted by: DC_JOE | November 3, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

The Virginia Building Stalker strikes again...

Posted by: FrankIBC | November 3, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Terrorist. Don't blame an ex-Marine. Open you eyes, we are busy fighting each other, the Democrats against the Republicans, the straights against the gays, the white against the blacks, etc...

..... and those terrorist are winning, and we can't see.

Posted by: Special_One40 | November 3, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully the perpetrator is brought to justice before someone is injured. Is there really anything else to say on the subject?

Posted by: HeavyD1 | November 3, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

I know how to find them.

Posted by: sholmes1 | November 3, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully they are not just warning shots :/

Posted by: upland_bill | November 3, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Its someone who does work mondays and tuesdays most likely, since these shots seem to take place between sun-mon and mon-tues.

Strange crimes, probably some nut who wants attention.

And probably someone who purdhased his gun legally...

Posted by: salparadise661 | November 3, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

What bigots! Check a mosque? Just bigots.

Posted by: darrren12000 | November 4, 2010 3:30 AM | Report abuse

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