None hurt in Pentagon gunfire

A gunman using what investigators believe was a high-velocity rifle fired up to seven shots at the Pentagon early yesterday, shattering two windows but injuring no one.

No suspects have yet been identified in the morning incident, the first shooting at the Pentagon since a lone gunman in March shot and wounded two security officers near a Pentagon entrance and was killed in the process.

Director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency Steven Calvery said he considered the shooting to be “a random event” and did not foresee any new security measures.

But he added that the investigation was continuing and that authorities were looking for any possible link to a shooting over the weekend at the nearby National Museum of the Marine Corps, which also only caused minor damage to the building.

“If our investigation and others’ ascertain that it’s part of a larger incident, we would have to evaluate that,” Calvery said at a Pentagon news briefing.



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