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Marine killed in accidental shooting at Quantico base, officials said

A 20-year-old Marine was killed early Sunday in what authorities said was an accidental shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Lance Cpl. Kevin P. Grant, of Harvey, Ill., was pronounced dead at Mary Washington Hospital, officials said.

Officials released few details about the shooting, saying the investigation is underway.

Chuck Jenks, deputy director for public affairs at the base, said Grant was with friends in base housing early Sunday morning when he was killed. Jenks would not say whether the shot was fired by someone else or was self-inflicted. Jenks said no charges have been filed.

"Circumstances indicate it appears to have been an accidental discharge of a firearm," Jenks said. He would not elaborate.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is handling the case.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  May 10, 2010; 2:01 PM ET
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"Accidental" discharge??

details in the story are lacking.. but I don't understand accidental discharge.. I DO understand "NEGLIGENT discharge"

Each and every time you pick up a firearm YOU inspect that firearm and YOU insure that that weapon is unloaded.... you NEVER point a loaded or unloaded weapon at anyone you don't intend to shoot...you don't "play" with firearms... you don't get any "do-overs" with negligent discharges... "I thought it was unloaded"...

Posted by: kglkgl06 | May 10, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

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