A Marine has been killed in a shooting at Camp Lejeune and a second Marine is being held on suspicion of involvement.
CAMP LEJEUNE, NC — A Marine has been killed and a second Marine arrested on suspicion of involvement in a homicide at Camp Lejeune, the site said.
Base officials took the Marine into custody around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday after an evening incident at a barracks on the North Carolina base, according to a statement from the base.
The report called the death a homicide and described the other Marine as a suspect but provided no other details, including how the Marine died.
The sprawling Camp Lejeune covers approximately 240 square miles (621 square kilometers) and is home to the II Marine Expeditionary Force. Its beaches and borders provide training in amphibious assaults and urban warfare, and it is also used for exercises involving the US Marine Corps and other military forces around the world.
The death occurred two days before the annual exercise called Exercise Emergency Response, which “gives tenant commands an opportunity to develop and implement emergency safety procedures,” according to a press release.
In 2021, a Marine was shot and wounded in a platoon on base. Authorities later ruled the shooting accidental.