Shelter in Place Lifted at Marine Corps Center Twentynine Palms After Active Shooter Incident

Elizabeth Howe
July 07, 2020 - 12:48 pm

The Marine Corps confirmed reports of an active shooter at its combat center in Twentynine Palms, California at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. The shelter in place order was lifted roughly two hours later after a person shot themselves, officials said.

"The shelter in place order for the installation has been lifted. An individual sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound at approximately 8:30 a.m," Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Joe Butterfield told Connecting Vets. "The individual is currently being treated and will be transported to a medical facility. There are no other injuries reported at this time. This incident is under investigation.

A local ABC news affiliate reported the suspect is now in custody -- the Marine Corps did not confirm this report.

"We are aware of the reports out of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Initial reporting indicates no injuries. Military police responded to reports of gunshots at approximately 0630 and cordoned off the area. We cannot confirm a suspect in custody at this time. We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available," an emailed statement from Marine Corps spokesperson Capt. Butterfield read.

No additional information was available. 

The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, also known as Twentynine Palms, is the largest United States Marine Corps base.

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