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Gunshots Fired At Pentagon


Law Enforcement Officers search for evidence along the I-395 expressway adjacent to the Pentagon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. The Pentagon entrances were locked down early Tuesday after a report of possible shots fired near the building. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Shots were fired at the Pentagon early this morning.


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According to reports, between five and seven shots were fired into two windows at the Defense Department, beginning at approximately 4:55 a.m.

No one was injured. According to reports, security officials are calling the shooting a “random event.” This is reportedly the first such incident since March of this year, when a shooter identified as John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, Calif., opened fire at a security checkpoint into the Pentagon, wounding two officers. Bedell was shot by police and died at the hospital.

According to an AP report, Steven Calvery, director of the civilian Pentagon Force Protection Agency, said his agency was looking into the possibility that today’s shooting might be related to Monday’s discovery of bullet holes in windows at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. in Triangle, Va., some 30 miles south of the Pentagon.

Today’s gunfire allegedly caused approximately $20,000 in damage. No suspects for today’s shooting have been named as of yet.

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