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Marines carry equipment on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on Feb. 22. A runway for the Marine Corp Air Station nearby in Beaufort is only a few feet from the Mulligan Creek marsh and has been rip-rapped to protect it. Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy/Provided

Officials on Saturday confirmed the shooting death of a Marine at a Beaufort air base. 

The shooting occurred at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, said 2nd Lt. Kevin Buss, a base spokesman. 

The victim served with Marine Aircraft Group-31 and was shot by another Marine, Buss said. A suspect is in custody. 

Further information was not available Saturday.

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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