Shooting incident reported at Pentagon, no casualties: media

08:33, October 20, 2010      

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U.S. Pentagon officials confirmed on Tuesday that shots were fired at the Defense Department headquarters and the building suffered minor damage, but no casualties were reported.

Someone reported to have heard several shootings just before 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, but it's still unclear who fired the shots, CNN quoted Pentagon police spokesman Chris Layman as saying.

Terry Sutherland, spokesman of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), said two bullets hit the Pentagon on the south side of the building -- one striking a window and the other hitting the building itself.

Police temporarily locked down some road and pedestrian entrances to the building after the shooting. Some were reopened later, but others were still closed as investigations were still underway.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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