A suspected gunman is in custody after an early morning shooting at a Marine Corps training installation in Southern California on Tuesday, according to the service.
Military police responded to shots fired at 6:30 a.m. at the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center and “cordoned the area,” the service said in a tweet.
#BREAKING: Military police responded to reports of gunshots at approximately 0630 and cordoned the area. We cannot confirm a suspect in custody at this time. More to follow.— U.S. Marines (@USMC) July 7, 2020
A base spokesperson later told The Hill that the suspect “sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 8:30 a.m.” and “is currently being treated and will be transported to a medical facility.”
No other injuries were reported and the incident is under investigation.
A shelter-in-place order has since been lifted at the installation.
Twentynine Palms — located about 150 miles east of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert — is the largest Marine Corps base in the world and a top training facility for the service.