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Marine dies after “self-inflicted gunshot wound” at Twentynine Palms Marine base

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A shelter-in-place at the Twentynine Palm Marine Base was lifted Tuesday morning after a person who "sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound" was being treated, according to the MAGTF Training Command Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at 29 Palms Facebook page.

A Twentynine Palms Marine Base spokesperson confirmed there were reports of a shooting on the base at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and that a suspect had been "cordoned off."

An update posted at around 9:20 a.m. also said "the individual is currently being treated and will be transported to a medical facility."

A spokesperson for the base later confirmed the individual was indeed a Marine.

The Marine was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. Officials later confirmed the Marine died.

Brigadier General Roger Turner confirmed that the death was indeed a suicide.

"I want to express my deepest condolences to his family and his fellow Marines," Turner wrote on Facebook.

There were no immediate reports of any other injuries.

Capt. Nicole Plymale said military police responded immediately and that gates were closed after 6:30 a.m.

People on the Marine training installation were ordered to shelter-in-place.

Stay with KESQ News Channel for updates.

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