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Fired Recruiter in Custody After 2 Shot at Navy Base

Victims, expected to survive, are members of National Guard
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 24, 2013 1:37 PM CDT
Updated Oct 24, 2013 4:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two members of the National Guard were shot today at a Navy base in Millington, Tennessee, but both are expected to survive, reports WMC-TV in Memphis. A suspect is in custody, and the AP says he worked as a recruiter for the National Guard but had just been fired. Police say other members of the Guard had him in custody by the time officers arrived.

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"I'm sure there could have been more injury if they hadn't taken him in custody or gotten him restrained," says the local police chief. The shooting took place inside a National Guard Armory located on an unsecured part of the Navy base, reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Authorities say the shooter used a handgun to shoot one victim in the leg and the other in the foot. (Read more Millington Navy Base stories.)

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