JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Military officials are looking into the deaths of three children at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina in two separate incidents that happened on April 16.
Officials at Camp Lejeune told our sister station WNCT that NCIS would be investigating the incidents and would not have further comment during the process, including who the children were. Ace A. Padilla with the US Marines issued this statement Wednesday evening:
“We are aware of the tragic passing of three dependent children in two separate incidents on MCB Camp Lejeune April 16, and offer our deepest condolences to the families of those affected. There was no shooting incident tied to either event.”
“Out of respect for the families and the investigative process, we are not providing additional information and NCIS does not comment on or confirm details relating to ongoing investigations.”