Marine guard in stable condition after shooting himself near commandant’s house

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Marines attend a ceremony at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17, 2014. A Marine standing guard on Friday June 15, 2018, at the Barracks was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound, according service officials. (MEREDITH TIBBETTS/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Marines attend a ceremony at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17, 2014. A Marine standing guard on Friday June 15, 2018, at the Barracks was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound, according service officials. (MEREDITH TIBBETTS/STARS AND STRIPES)

Marine guard in stable condition after shooting himself near commandant’s house

by: Corey Dickstein | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: June 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — A Marine who shot himself Friday morning while standing guard at the Marine Barracks in Washington was listed in stable condition at a local hospital hours after the incident, Marine officials said in a statement.

The incident appeared to be the result of a “negligent discharge,” a Marine official said. Investigators were looking into the incident and officials declined to comment further Friday.

The Marine was transported to George Washington University Hospital immediately after the shooting about 8 a.m., said Capt. Colleen McFadden, a service spokeswoman. She said nearby Marines, Navy Yard emergency responders and local law enforcement and emergency medical officials immediately responded following the incident.

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