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Sailor suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound

A sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was injured by a self-inflicted gunshot Sunday when his weapon discharged on board the ship, officials confirmed Friday.

The sailor, who was on duty and not identified, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and is in stable condition, according to carrier spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Hawkins.

Few other details were available Friday about what happened.

The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. and is under investigation, Hawkins said.

The carrier is currently dry docked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard undergoing scheduled maintenance after arriving from its former homeport at Naval Air Station North Island on Jan. 20.

The Kitsap Sun first reported the incident.

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