A Marine Has Been Shot Near Commandant's House In Washington, Is In Stable Condition

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The U.S. Marine Band drum major, forms his platoon of musicians in front of the Home of the Commandants to prepare for the annual New Year’s Day serenade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2016.
U.S. Marine Corps Photo / Cpl. Chi Nguyen.

A Marine standing post near the House of the Commandants at the Corps’ 8th and I Street barracks in Washington suffered a “self-inflicted gunshot wound” on Friday, Corps officials said. The Marine is in stable condition and being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


The incident happened about 8 a.m.; the Marine was taken to George Washington University Hospital, a news release from Marine Barracks Washington says.

No details were immediately available on how the Marine was wounded. The incident is under investigation, the news release says.

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This story was updated on June 15 after the Marine Corps announced the Marine suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Editor's Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

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