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DC Shootings Linked to One Shooter

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By Laura Strachan, Esq. on November 04, 2010 7:15 AM

The FBI has linked all four of the recent Washington D.C. shootings to one shooter. Reuters reports that a FBI weapons match points to one shooter likely being responsible for repeatedly firing gunshots at military buildings all around the nations' capital.

The D.C. shootings sites have occurred at a Coast Guard recruiting site, a Marine Corps recruiting site, the Pentagon, and the Marine Corps museum. Woodbridge, Virginia was the site of the most recent shooting this week. Shootings tend to occur in the early morning hours.

Reuters adds that since most of the shootings have occurred at Marine Corps buildings, the FBI is, "working under the assumption that they were the work of someone who may have been part of the Marine Corps and has a grievance with the military," a spokesman said. More specifically, it is believed that the DC shooter has a problem with the Marine Corps as an organization and not with any individual.

At this point, no one has been injured in any of the shootings that have occurred since October 17. The majority of shots fired have pierced windows and doors, although there is the obvious potential that the target will change or a bystander will become a victim of a shot.

FBI officials have announced through the media that they would like to communicate with the shooter. "We would like to know what grievance is and what we can do to resolve it. We're willing to listen to him and hear his side of the story," an FBI spokesman told USA Today.

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