Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shots Fired at Pentagon This Morning

Did you hear about the shots that were fired at the Pentagon this morning?

I read a tweet about it around 11:00am today from two of the fourteen news stations' Twitter accounts (washingtonpost and cnnbrk) and was pretty curious as to why I didn't hear more about it throughout the rest of the day.

Apparently the shots were fired in the section of the Pentagon that's being renovated and there were no injuries. The shots were overheard by policemen and construction workers around 4:50 this morning, and officials found two bullet fragments in 3rd and 4th floor windows, which did not shatter because they're bulletproof.

I'm assuming because it didn't cause any damage or cause anyone harm is why it was a generally unknown occurrence to the public...at least the JMU public. Most of the people I talked to about it today had absolutely no idea it occurred, which is understandable seeing that it didn't have a big affect at all to anyone in the Pentagon. Police are labeling the shots a 'random event'.

Officials are currently investigating the situation and looking into ballistics tests. They thought there might've been some ties between the shots this morning and the shootings at the Marine Museum, but there are no apparent links between the two.

Are you shocked to hear this news or don't really care because nothing really came out of it?

Also today concerning the Pentagon...
The US military is allowing recruiters to accept gay and lesbian applicants for the first time ever! The Pentagon is instructing military recruiters to accept the applicants of gay men and lesbians who wish to join the armed forces, but must inform potential recruits that a moratorium on 'don't ask, don't tell' could be lifted at any moment. According to President Obama, "The 'don't ask, don't tell' policy will end, and it will end on my watch."


Now ya heard, spread the word.

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