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One wounded as US military helicopter is shot at over Virginia

A US helicopter belonging to the US Air Force 1st Helicopter Squadron was shot at as it was flying over the skies of Virginia near the nation's capital.
James Anthony The Post Millennial

A US helicopter belonging to the US Air Force 1st Helicopter Squadron was shot at as it was flying over the skies of Virginia near the nation's capital, according to US News.

The helicopter, a UH-1N Huey, was engaged in a training mission around 12:20 p.m. at an approximate altitude of 1,000 feet when a shot was fired at it directly from the ground, hitting and wounding a member of the crew.

The helicopter alerted the Manassas Regional Airport that it had to make an emergency landing, and that medics were en route to meet the helicopter. The wounded crew member was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and subsequently released with no further complications. The injuries sustained were not life-threatening. There was also some damage sustained by the helicopter.

Authorities are investigating diligently in order to determine the circumstances of the incident, and to ascribe or rule out a possible motive to the shooting, as the case may be.

The FBI released a statement saying, "The FBI Washington Field Office is working jointly with our law enforcement partners, including the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident."

The 1st Helicopter Squadron's mission is to provide support for the President of the US and other senior staff members as they move to and from Andrews Air Force Base.

The FBI investigation is ongoing. Help is requested from the public. If you have any information potentially related to this incident, please get in touch call 202-278-2000.

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