Aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base, a sailor was fatally shot and security forces killed the lone suspect last night. The suspect was a civilian who had access to be at Naval Station Norfolk, spokeswoman Terri Davis said early today. She said she couldn't say whether he had permission to be on the USS Mahan, where the male sailor was shot about 11:20pm. No other injuries were reported, and the base was briefly on lockdown, according to the Navy. Davis would not describe any other circumstances of the shooting but said the scene was secure.
The Navy will release both men's names once their families are notified, Davis said. Operations had returned to normal at the base, with counselors available, the Navy said in a release. But most enlisted sailors on the Mahan—docked at the first of 13 main piers—were not to report to duty today. Base traffic was typical this morning. To get on the base, civilians must be escorted or have a pass. Each base entrance is guarded, and all 13 piers have additional security forces.