Naval Air Station Oceana shooting



all right morning my name is captain Chad Ben Salette spelled CH ap pinc ele tte I'm the commanding officer from Naval Air Station Oceana at approximately 6:45 this morning an isolated domestic shooting occurred in the parking lot of Strike Fighter Squadron 37 outside of hangar 145 and Naval Air Station Oceana a male sailor shot a female sailor several times the victim was transported to Virginia Beach General Hospital non-life-threatening injuries both sailors were assigned to be obeyed 37th we are not identifying them at this time pending notification of next of kin the shooter was quickly identified and shot and killed by my naval air station oceana security personnel the shooter was armed with a single handgun and was not carrying any additional weapons or ammunition the city of Virginia Beach Police and Fire Department along with Virginia Beach emergency medical services responded to assist I'd like to thank these agencies and my team resolving the situation quickly professionally as I mentioned the shooting occurred at 6:45 and was resolved by 650 a.m. less than an hour later the lockdown was lifted in the base returned to normal operations the base has a no weapons policy we do random and periodic inspections for prohibited items how the Sailor was able to get a weapon on base as part of the ongoing investigation the reason for the shooting is unknown and currently being investigated by Naval Criminal Investigative Service thank you you know the nature of their relationship

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