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Sailor, civilian killed in shooting at Virginia naval station

Posted by on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 @ 8:30 pm.

By Barbara Starr, Jason Hanna and Ed Payne

CNN

March 25, 2014

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A civilian boarded a U.S. Navy destroyer at the world's largest naval base, took a gun from a Navy guard and used it to fatally shoot a sailor before security personnel shot and killed him Monday night, Naval Station Norfolk's commanding officer told reporters Tuesday.

The shooting happened at about 11:20 p.m. aboard the USS Mahan, which was docked at the Virginia base's Pier 1, Capt. Robert Clark said.

The civilian -- a man -- had credentials to be at the base and the pier, having "worked at the installation at a previous time," Clark said. He added he believed the credentials did "not necessarily" allow him to be on the ship, and that investigators were trying to determine whether he had a current assignment at the base.

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