Marine Found Dead With Fatal Gunshot Wound at Camp Pendleton Shooting Range


A Marine was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head at a shooting range at California’s Camp Pendleton, officials said.

The base said an investigation had been launched after the service member, assigned to 1st Marine Division, was found at 6 a.m. local time Monday (9 a.m. ET) at the base’s Marksmanship Training Range 214.

The rifle range is a facility Marines go through to develop their “fundamental combat marksmanship” skills, 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden, public affairs officer of 1st Marine Division, told NBC News.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Alexander Smith and Shamar Walters