Marine shoots self at barracks in SE

File - D.C. police cars on Memorial Day weekend.(WTOP/Dave Dildine)
WASHINGTON — A Marine is in the hospital Friday after he fired his weapon, shooting himself while at the Marine Barracks in Southeast.

Marine Corps officials said it happened around 8 a.m. and the matter is under investigation.

The Marine was transported to George Washington University Hospital and is currently in stable condition, according to Maj. Brian Block, a spokesman for the Marine Corps.

In addition to the Marines, the D.C. police and fire departments and the Washington Navy Yard Fire and Emergency Services department responded to the incident.

Joslyn Chesson

Joslyn Chesson is a producer at WTOP. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated in May 2017 from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she studied Media Studies and Spanish Language.

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