It is unclear how the civilian was able to get the weapon on base. An investigation is now underway

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NORFOLK -- Two people are dead following a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk late Monday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. at Pier 1 aboard USS Mahan, Navy officials said.

U.S. Navy security forces responded to the incident and have secured the scene. One male sailor and one male civilian suspect have been pronounced dead at the scene.

Navy officials said security forces on base shot and killed the suspect aboard the USS Mahan.

It is unclear how the civilian was able to get the weapon on base. An investigation is now underway.

Naval Station Norfolk was briefly put on lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown lasted approximately 45 minutes.

With the exception of Pier 1, operations have returned to normal at Naval Station Norfolk.

For USS Mahan, only officers, chiefs and duty section personnel are required to report. Non-duty section enlisted personnel should not report.

Counselors from Navy Fleet and Family Service Center are on hand to assist personnel.

Stay with First Coast News for the latest on this developing story.

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