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Shelter in place lifted after active shooter reported at Marine Corps base in 29 Palms, California

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A shelter in place order has been lifted for the Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms, California following reports early Tuesday that there was an active shooter on the base.

“There are no other injuries reported at this time,” said Capt. Joe Butterfield, a Marine spokesman. “This incident is under investigation.”

Military police on the base responded to reports of gunshots at 6:30 a.m. and cordoned off the area, according to a statement from the base. A cell phone alert was also sent out, according to media reports, which read, “Code White. There is an Active Shooter in the A M C C. Remain calm. Silence your cell phone. Run, hide, fight. Help is on the way.” (AMCC may be in reference to the Adult Medical Care Clinic.)

At around 8:30 a.m., the shooter was taken into custody and the shelter order was lifted after he or she sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Butterfield. 

“The individual is currently being treated and will be transported to a medical facility,” Butterfield said.

The base, called the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, is the largest in the Marine Corps.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information becomes available.