VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A woman was shot by a man in a domestic dispute at Naval Air Station Oceana on Friday morning.
NAS Oceana officials said the shooter, a male sailor, was killed by NASO security. The woman, also a sailor, was taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with minor injuries.
Officials said the shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37), Hangar 145.
The incident caused the base to go on lockdown around 7:17 a.m. It has since been lifted.
The incident is currently under investigation.
Beth Baker from Commander Navy Region Md-Atlantic said counselors were called in right away to meet with members of VFA-37 and first responders.
Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement about the incident:
“My office is closely monitoring the situation at Naval Air Station Oceana. My heart is with those who have been impacted and I’m grateful for the first responders on the scene.”