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Coast Guard: 2 dead in shootings at Kodiak station

Posted: April 12, 2012 - 12:45pm

KODIAK (AP) — Two Coast Guard members were fatally shot at a communications station on an island off Alaska, officials said Thursday.

Officials said it remained unclear if the deaths at the Coast Guard Station on Kodiak Island were a double homicide or murder-suicide. Capt. Jesse Moore said it was "possible that the suspect remains at large."

The communications station has 59 staff members and people who want to enter must show identification, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Charly Hengen.

"It is a secure facility," she said.

The Guard said the identities of the victims would be released after family members were notified. They did not yet know whether the shootings took place Wednesday or earlier Thursday.

The FBI said agents were headed to Kodiak from Anchorage about 250 miles away.

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granny 04/12/12 - 05:50 pm
Another day, another

Another day, another shooting. I don't see more guns being the answer. M Schrag

Norseman 04/12/12 - 07:45 pm
It isn't the is

It isn't the is the person behind the gun.

msjinxie 04/13/12 - 03:39 am
Ty Norseman

Have some COMPASSION "Granny". Two innocent Coast Guardman have been gunned down on their own turf. That should alarm the heck out of everyone, not just "Oh another day, another shooting". Shame on you. These ppl had parents, family and I'm sure wives and kids. This is exactly what is wrong with this country. There is NO more compassion for our fellow men who are out there keeping our shores and seas safe. Disgusting to say the least. Karma is waiting for you around the corner!

spwright 04/13/12 - 09:38 am
So that Others May Live

So That Others May Live is the creed of the United States Coast Guard & now someone has Murdered 2 of Our Coasties in Kodiak. WHY ? This is beyond reason for me ?
How does someone enter a Military High Security Area with a Weapon then Kill Their Fellow Coasties ?
It's a Real Mystery that needs to be Solved immediately.

SPW "Airborne"

Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 04/13/12 - 10:47 am
It's sad when some one is

It's sad when some one is Murdered as may be the case here. It's not the guns that did it, but people, and if guns are the problem then so are knives, sticks, rocks, cars & trucks, planes, fire, poisons, hands that choke, words that drive people to kill them selves and on the list could go.
It's a people problem of hating other people, thats where the 6th command comes in of thou shalt not Murder, it's not thou shalt not kill, but thou shalt not Murder is the proper translation.
No fear due to the Fundamentally Changed laws of God that govern societies now is the problem and it's a people problem not any type of weapons problem.

Make no mistake i think we all should be packing which is actually what the government does not want due to the massive $monies$ made off crime and incarsaration of criminals thats at 1.6 million in America now.
Studies have actually shown that where alot of gun packing people reside, crime is actually lower and dead criminals cost much less to care for as well.

I do hope this is solved very soon as to what actually happened there.

Jeremiah 6:17

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