Marine officials: Inadvertent weapon discharge led to training center lockdown

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Posted at 10:44 AM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 16:20:30-04

UPDATE (1 p.m.): Marine officials said the shelter in place order at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in the Twentynine Palms area was lifted and "the installation is secure ..."

According to Marine officials, "At this time, we can confirm that a weapon was inadvertently discharged. No injuries have been reported. this incident is under investigation."

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — A sprawling U.S. Marine Corps training center in the Southern California desert has been put on lockdown due to a report of shots fired.

A base spokesperson says the report Monday morning was anonymous and there's no immediate confirmation of whether shots actually were fired at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

The base police force is investigating.

The base is located in San Bernardino County.