Va. Coast Guard office fired upon
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. Marine facilities.
No injuries were reported.
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 building or if they went through a window.
-- Dan Morse
Report: Shots fired at Va. Coast Guard office
Shots have been fired into a Coast Guard recruiting office in Woodbridge, according to Fox 5.
It's unclear when the shots were fired, but officials are said to be at the scene.
Shots have been fired at three U.S. military sites in Northern Virginia in recent weeks. The 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 following days, 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. The most recent incident had not been conclusively linked to the other three by forensic evidence, but authorities think it is the work of the same person or people.
Officials said they believe the shooter may be a Marine or someone with a grievance against the U.S. Marine Corps.
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| November 2, 2010; 10:42 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Virginia
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