Wednesday, July 22, 2009

One Dead, One Wounded in Fort Lewis Shooting

American Forces Press Service

July 22, 2009 - A woman is dead and a man is being treated after a shooting at the main post exchange here at about 11:20 a.m. PDT today. The woman was pronounced dead after being evacuated to Madigan Army Medical Center, and a man is receiving emergency treatment at Madigan. Preliminary indications are that the man shot the woman and then turned the gun on himself, officials said.

No additional information was available on the victims.

Fort Lewis military police have secured the scene, and people in the area have been evacuated. The post exchange is closed, and Fort Lewis law enforcement personnel have begun an investigation, officials said.

(From a Fort Lewis public affairs office news release.)

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