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    Shooting Reported at Naval Air Station in Virginia: Woman Injured, Gunman Dead

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    The Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, the US, has been in lockdown due to a security incident, where a woman was injured and the attacker killed, an official reported.

    "At approximately 6:45 this morning, an isolated domestic shooting occurred in the parking lot of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA), outside of Hangar 145 onboard Naval Air Station Oceana. A male sailor shot a female sailor several times. The victim was transported to Virginia Beach General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries", NAS Oceana commanding officer Capt. Chad Vincelette said in a statement.

    According to the statement, the attacker was shot and killed by NAS Oceana security personnel.

    The man was armed with a single handgun and wasn't carrying any additional weapons or ammunition, Vincelette stated. 

    "How the sailor was able to get a weapon on base is part of the investigation", he said.

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    The reason for the attack remains unknown and is currently being investigated by the Naval Investigative Service. 

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