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BREAKING: Coast Guard says 2 dead in shooting at station on Kodiak Island

ADN Updates: > 2 dead in shooting at Coast Guard station
By Daily News staff and wire reports

Published: April 12th, 2012 02:05 PM
Last Modified: April 12th, 2012 02:05 PM

"It is possible that the suspect remains at large," Capt. Jesse Moore said in a written statement.
The school district learned of the investigation at about 8:30 a.m. today, said assistant superintendent Marilyn Davidson.
"Our town schools right now are on a lock-in," she said at about 12:45 p.m. "We're just keeping the kids inside so they're not in the playgrounds."
Six schools with more than 2,000 students had closed their doors, she said.
The base was also on lockdown Thursday until authorities can ensure no threat exists, according to the Coast Guard....



News Release
Date: April 12, 2012
Contact: External Affairs Office
Coast Guard investigating 2 fatalities at Communications Station Kodiak
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate the shooting deaths of two members at Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak Thursday.

As a safety precaution the base and local schools are on lockdown until we can ensure no threat exists.

"It is possible that the suspect remains at large," said Capt. Jesse Moore, commanding officer, Coast Guard Base Support Unit Kodiak. "Since we don't have all the details, we strongly advise that all Kodiak residents to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement officials."

"We are deeply saddened that we lost two shipmates," said Moore. "This is a rare occurrence and we are going to do everything possible to ensure we find out exactly what happened."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our lost shipmates and we will provide all the necessary support and guidance they need as they grieve their loved ones," said Moore.

The names of the deceased will not be released until next of kin notifications are complete.