Sailor, 32, is fatally shot on destroyer, Navy says

Gregory R. Egan, 32, of Ridgefield, Conn., died Sunday afternoon at a local hospital, Lt. Cmdr. Brad Fagan said. The shooting occurred aboard the ship while it was undergoing maintenance at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair.

Egan's mother, Mary Corriveau, told the Danbury News-Times that her son died of a gunshot wound to the head when another sailor's weapon misfired. Fagan said he could not confirm those details, pending the completion of an investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ship is in the repair ship, not at sea, not in combat, not even in port, but in a repair facility, and a sailor not only is carrying a loaded weapon but is handling it in such a way that it misfires????

I don't think so.

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