Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine is in custody after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle at the main gate of a North Carolina base.

Camp Lejeune spokesman Nat Fahy says the Marine fired on his colleague Tuesday afternoon in a guard shack. Fahy says emergency personnel attempted to revive the shooting victim, who was hit by a single shot and later pronounced dead at a base hospital.

The shooting came less than a week after a shooting rampage by a soldier at Fort Hood in Texas killed three and wounded 16 others. Fahy says the two situations are different.

"It's important that we convey that this is not a Fort Hood-like incident," he said, without releasing further details about the victim.

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