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Pentagon: Shooting at N.C. base likely accidental

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Pentagon spokesman says the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty Tuesday at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.

Department of Defense spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters Wednesday that indications point to a “negligent discharge” as the cause of Tuesday’s death in a guard shack at the main gate to Camp Lejeune.

Base spokesman Nat Fahy says it will take several weeks of examination to confirm that the…

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