At least one gunshot was fired at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting center in Northern Virginia overnight, and investigators from the FBI and Prince William County were trying to learn Tuesday morning whether the shooting was related to a recent series of shots fired into U.S. military facilities.
No injuries were reported.
The shot or shots were fired either late Monday or early Tuesday, hit a window, and were discovered Tuesday morning at the center at 2721 Potomac Mills Circle in Woodbridge, said First Sgt. Kim Chinn, spokeswoman for Prince William police.
"We don't know if it's related to the others until we get ballistics results," Chinn said Tuesday morning.
Chinn said she didn't know how many bullets hit the stand-alone facility or if they went through a window.
The unexplained spree of shootings began the night of Oct. 16 or into the next morning when bullets were fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle. In the days after, ballistics evidence has shown, the same weapon was used to shoot at the Pentagon and an unoccupied Marine Corps recruiting center in Chantilly. In each case, windows were struck. The museum again was targeted overnight Thursday.
FBI officials released a limited profile of the suspect after he or she shot again at the Marine Corps museum near Quantico -- the same place the shooter started.
FBI officials also tried to coax the shooter to contact them, promising to try to resolve whatever is bothering him or her.
This item has been updated since it was first published.
-- Dan Morse