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Marines: Lockdown at California base lifted, one injured with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Marines 'aware of reports of an active shooter' at California base
Posted at 9:19 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 13:06:53-04

The U.S. Marine Corps says it has lifted a "shelter-in-place" order at the Air Ground Combat Center (AGCC) in Twentynine Palms, California following earlier reports of an "active shooter."

According to a statement from the Marines, the order was enacted when an "individual" suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the base at about 8:30 a.m. PT. No other injuries were reported. The person who fired the gun has been transported to a local medical center for treatment.

The Marines say they are investigating.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m., the Marines tweeted that they were "aware of reports" of an active shooter at the AGCC. Later, both KESQ-TV in Palm Springs, California and KTTV-TV in Los Angeles reported — citing a base spokesperson — that a suspect had been taken into custody and that there were no reports of injuries.

The Marines later disputed those reports, saying that it could not confirm that a suspect was in custody.

The base is located about an hour's drive northwest of Palm Springs.