One dead, one wounded after shooting aboard nuclear sub

One dead, one wounded after shooting aboard nuclear sub
# 08 April 2011 22:45 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Serviceman arrested after incident involving fellow Royal Navy personnel on British vessel, APA reports quoting msnbc.com web-page.
Two Royal Navy personnel were shot, one fatally, on board a British nuclear-powered submarine in port on Friday and a serviceman was arrested on suspicion of murder, officials said.
The second person shot on board the submarine Astute was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition following the incident at the southern English port of Southampton, police added.
One man was arrested following the incident, which took place at around 12:10 p.m. local time (7:10 a.m. ET). Police said it was not related to terrorism and there was no risk to the public.
"Two Royal Navy personnel have been involved in a firearms incident at Southampton docks," Britain’s defense ministry said in a statement. "Sadly, one has now died as a result of his injuries."
Police added that "a man, also a member of the Royal Navy, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder."
The Telegraph newspaper reportedthe dead man was an officer and that he was shot by an enlisted man during a guard handover.
The suspect "got into an argument then just went crazy and began shooting people. He has not served in Afghanistan so it doesn’t appear to be related to combat stress like PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)," a source told The Telegraph.
’Traumatic experience’
Southampton City Council said the council’s leader Royston Smith, city mayor Carol Cunio and chief executive Alistair Neill were touring the vessel at the time of the shooting.
"We can confirm they are safe and unharmed and should be coming off and taken away by car soon. They have clearly been through a traumatic experience," the council said in a statement.
The 7,500-ton vessel is the first of a new class of British nuclear-powered submarines that will be the largest and most powerful attack submarines ever built for the Royal Navy.
Commissioned last August, it does not carry nuclear weapons.
Brian Cedar, who lives nearby, told the BBC he saw at least six people carry a stretcher down the gangway from the submarine to an ambulance.
"If you can have a shooting like this on a nuclear submarine it is worrying," he said.
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