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Navy to Reevaluate Training After Man Shoots at SEALs With Pellets

Navy to Reevaluate Training After Man Shoots at SEALs With Pellets

By    |   Wednesday, 25 July 2018 02:26 PM

Naval Special Warfare Command said it would evaluate training procedures after a man with a pellet gun shot at a group of Navy SEALs and trainees late Monday evening, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Authorities said that Scott Douglass Weaver, 47, confronted Navy SEAL instructors and trainees who were holding a nighttime qualification dive. At one point, the man began firing a pellet gun at the divers.

That’s when the SEALs called police, a Navy spokesman said.

The Navy said no military personnel were injured.

Police have not yet determined whether Weaver had a motive for firing on the SEALs or whether he even knew whom he was firing upon, the report said.

Navy SEALs are a clandestine special-warfare Navy component, and their training is considered sensitive information, the report noted.

In planning training, public information officer Lt. Trevor Davids said that the Navy takes the public’s safety into account, the report said.

“We recognize we are training in a densely-populated area. We have procedures in place to protect our students,” Davids told the Tribune.

The suspect in the shooting is a homeless man, and told the police he was assaulted, KGTV in San Diego reported.

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Naval Special Warfare Command said it would evaluate training procedures after a man with a pellet gun shot at a group of Navy SEALs and trainees late Monday evening, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Navy, Seals, targets, pellets
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2018-26-25
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 02:26 PM
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