According to a Department of Defense release, Seaman Philip Frazier Manes, 21, of Fairfax, Virginia, died Sunday, Sept. 27, in Manama, Bahrain, of a non-combat related incident.
The sailor was assigned to the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship Gladiator, which was in port in Bahrain when the shooting happened. The tiny Gulf island nation hosts the Navy's 5th Fleet.
The death is being investigated as an apparent suicide, according to an official familiar with the investigation.
Bahraini officials had no information about the shooting.
Staff writer Meghann Myers contributed to this report.