A mystery is in play out in California as a Marine was discovered to have been shot to death on a shooting range at Camp Pendleton. Very little detail is known at the moment. Its possible the man was accidentally killed during training exorcises as live ammunition was being used, but its extremely odd that no one has reportedly come forward about the incident.
Was he murdered or hit by a stray bullet? Or multiple bullets? That we dont yet know. In any event this is horribly tragic.
Heres what CBS LA is saying.
Authorities have identified a Marine who was shot to death on a shooting range at a Southern California base.
The Marine Corps on Tuesday identified him as 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Dominic E. Schraft of Vienna, Mo. He was found shot in the head Monday morning at Camp Pendleton.
Officials at the base north of San Diego say he was taking part in a training exercise in which live ammunition was used.
Schraft joined the Marines in August 2014. He was a field radio operator assigned to the 1st Marine Division.
The shooting is under investigation.
Well provide updates when they become available.