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More Shots Fired at Marine Corps Museum

More Shots Fired at Marine Corps Museum

Shots were fired a second time at National Museum of the Marine Corps, the FBI says. [AP]

October 29, 2010

TRIANGLE, Va. – Shots were fired at the Marine Corps Museum in Triangle, the FBI tells WTOP.

The FBI’s evidence team and the Prince William County Police are on the scene investigating.

Prince William County Police spokeswoman First Sgt. Kim Chinn says multiple shots were fired sometime after the museum closed Thursday night.

The FBI says it was called to the scene early Friday.

The museum is closed Friday.

A Pentagon spokesman says security has not been changed at the Pentagon. There are no changes to military protocol for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

This is the fourth time a Marine Corps-related facility has been targeted.

Friday morning’s report of shots fired follows the announcement that the prior bullets shot at the museum, along with the shootings at the Pentagon and a Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Va. were all fired from the same gun.

No one was injured in any of the shootings.

Security for the Marine Corp Marathon on Sunday will be beefed up. The course of the marathon has changed because of construction projects.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein is headed to the scene. You can follow Neal on Twitter. The Associated Press contributed to this story.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

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