No Changes at Camp Pendleton Following Naval Base Shooting

Despite news of the fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, San Diego's base has decided, for the moment, not to change the current level of security.

No security changes were immediately made at military bases around San Diego County following today's fatal shootings at a Navy facility in Washington, D.C.

"Right now, we're maintaining our current force protection profile," said Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Larned, of Navy Region Southwest, which operates bases in San Diego.

Larned told City News Service that members of the public who have to go to a Navy base can expect normal security procedures.

Marine Cpl. Michael Iams told CNS that no security changes had been made at Camp Pendleton, either.

The shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, the headquarters of the Navy Sea Systems Command, killed at least a dozen people, according to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Metropolitan police Chief Cathy Lanier.

One gunman was reported dead at the scene, and authorities were checking to see if any other gunmen remained at large.

-- City News Service


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