FBI links third case to Pentagon, Marine Corps museum shootings

11:24, October 29, 2010      

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The FBI said on Thursday that it has linked a shooting at a Marine Corps recruiting station in northern Virginia to two previous shootings at the Pentagon and the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

"A shooting at a military-related facility in Chantilly, Virginia has been linked to two earlier shootings at similar facilities, laboratory tests show," the FBI said in a statement.

The FBI on Tuesday confirmed the linkage between the two shootings at the Pentagon and the Marine Corps museum in Triangle, Virginia.

In all three cases, no one was injured as the shootings all occurred overnight or in early morning.

The FBI disclosed no further information, including a potential weapon used or the caliber of the ammunition. Officers said earlier the shootings may involve a high velocity rifle.

The incident at the Marine Corps museum took place during the early morning hours on Oct. 17. A similar incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on Oct. 19 at the Pentagon, as officers reported audible shots fired in the vicinity of the Pentagon's south parking lot. On Oct. 26, bullets were found at the Marine Corps recruiting office.

Source: Xinhua


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