Sailor in stable condition after sustaining gunshot wound aboard USS Carl Vinson

Investigation into the incident is ongoing

A sailor aboard the USS Carl Vinson is in stable condition after he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound last week.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and the sailor is still receiving treatment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to Tim Hawkins, public affairs officer of the USS Carl Vinson.

The incident occurred Sunday, April 14, when one of the sailors on duty was injured by a self-inflicted gunshot after his weapon discharged around 2 p.m. The ship is currently dry docked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility undergoing scheduled maintenance.

More to come as this story develops.

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