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DPlogoBy Eric Heinz

A U.S. Marine assigned to 1st Marine Division was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at 6 a.m. on Oct. 5 at Marksmanship Training Range 214 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton during a training exercise using live ammunition, according to a Camp Pendleton press release.

The release stated Camp Pendleton Federal Fire Department authorities responded to the scene, and the Marine’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

An investigation has been initiated and no additional details are available from Camp Pendleton at this time, the release stated.

“The command’s priorities are to take care of the Marine’s family and friends,” 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden, public affairs officer of 1st Marines Division, stated in the release. “We want to ensure these personnel are being provided for during this challenging time.”

The shooting range is located in the Whiskey/Zulu impact areas where artillery is fired and can be heard from San Clemente. It is located about five to 10 miles from the city limits.

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