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2 Shot near US Navy Base in Tennessee

A member of the US National Guard shot two other guardsmen near a naval base in Tennessee. The shooter is in custody.

The United States Navy confirmed a shooting incident near the US Naval Base in Millington, Tennessee on Thursday, Oct. 24.  Millington is near Memphis.

The shooting occurred around noon, local time.  The navy base was briefly on lockdown, but that was lifted after the shooter was apprehended. The suspect and both victims are members of the U.S. National Guard, the navy confirmed. The injuries of the victims are not life threatening.

In other U.S. naval news on Thursday, there was official confirmation that two U.S. citizens were detained by pirates off the coast of Nigeria on Wednesday. The two were removed from a U.S.-flagged ship following a pirate attack in the West African Gulf of Guinea.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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One Response to “2 Shot near US Navy Base in Tennessee”

  1. I assume the pirates were from the usual band of piratical Mennonites. Any word on what church is attended by the guy who did this in Tennessee? At least he has lousy aim, so his victims will survive.

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