U.S. Navy Reports ‘Gunfire’ at Washington Navy Base: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The U.S. Navy reported there was “suspected gunfire” at the U.S. Naval base in Kitsap, Washington. A shelter-in-place was in effect.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. The Sound Came From Just Outside the Base

The Kitsap Sun reports that local law enforcement believes the gunfire came from outside the base.

2. It Was a Truck Backfiring

According to Daniel Ondriezek of KOMO News, the “gunfire” was actually a truck backfiring. Nobody was hurt.

3. The Base is Only 10 Years Old

The base features one of the U.S. Navy’s few nuclear shipyards. The base has only been in operation since 2004 after a merger between Naval Station Bremerton and Naval Submarine Base Bangor.

4. The Navy Just Appointed a New Commander at the Base

The commander of the base is Capt. Thomas Zwolfer who took charge in August 2013.

5. It Was Formerly Regarded as One of the Best Bases in the Navy

In 2005, the base was named the best in the U.S. Best Base in the U.S. Navy.

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