Kodiak, Alaska Shooting: 2 Killed at Coast Guard Station
2 Dead in Shooting at Coast Guard Communications Station in Kodiak
Two people have been killed at Coast Guard Base Support Unit Kodiak on Kodiak Island, Alaska on April 12, 2012.
The two killed in the Kodiak shooting were Coast Guard members, judging by the statement made by Capt. Jesse Moore, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Support Unit Kodiak: "We are deeply saddened that we lost two shipmates," Moore said. "This is a rare occurrence and we are going to do everything possible to ensure we find out exactly what happened."
The base and nearby schools were locked down after the shooting; the school lockdowns have since been lifted. If the shooting wasn't a murder-suicide, the suspect could still at large; it is not clear if the shooter was also a Coast Guard member.
Kodiak is the largest Coast Guard station in the world, serving as a communications hub for Coast Guard activities in the far North.