Shots were fired at this Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Chantilly, VA sometime Monday or Tuesday (image from Fairfaxunderground.com)
The FBI believes recent shootings at the Pentagon and National Museum of the Marine Corps are linked, and investigators are looking into a third shooting at a Marine recruiting station in a Virginia suburb of Washington to see whether it was related.
“Investigative evidence has confirmed that shots fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., involved a single weapon,” a bureau news release said. “Ballistics testing is underway for an overnight shooting that took place on Oct. 25 or Oct. 26 at the Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Chantilly, Va.”
The FBI declined to release further information, such as the type of weapon or caliber of ammunition used “to preserve the integrity of investigative efforts.”
The museum was hit first, early on Oct. 17, when several shots were fired, some of which hit windows, police said. No one was in the building at the time.
The Pentagon shooting happened two days later. At least six shots were fired, two of
which hit exterior windows, Steven E. Calvery, head of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, said in an Oct. 20 statement.
Then police were called on Tuesday morning to the recruiting station in Chantilly, were two bullets hit a window and a third hit an adjacent business, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
No advisories, suspects or type of weapon have been announced by authorities.