Military police responded to reported active shooter and gunshots at California Marine Corps base

US Marine CorpsAuthorities at Twentynine Palms.
  • There are reports of an active shooter at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training Centre – Twentynine Palms, the Marine Corps tweeted Tuesday.
  • Military police responded to reported gunshots at around 6:30 a.m.
  • The Corps said that an individual suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound around 8:30 a.m. and is currently being taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. No additional injuries have been reported.
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Authorities at a California military base responded to reports of an active shooter Tuesday morning.

The US Marine Corps said in a statement on Twitter Tuesday that it was “aware” of reports of an active shooter at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training Centre – Twentynine Palms, adding in a follow-up tweet that military police first responded to reported gunshots in the area at around 6:30 a.m. local time.

Capt. Nicole Plymale, a public affairs officer at the base, told Fox News that authorities cornered the suspect in a cordoned off area of the base and were in contact with the individual.

In a later update, the Corps said that an individual suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at around 8:30 a.m. local time and is being moved to a local medical facility for treatment. No other injuries have been reported.

A shelter-in-place order that was in effect for the base has since been lifted, and the incident is under investigation.

Twentynine Palms is located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California and is the largest US Marine Corps base in the world at just over 930 square miles.

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