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2 people shot at Alaska Coast Guard base are ID'd

Coast Guard IDs 2 shot at base on Alaska island as petty officer, civilian worker By The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ' The Coast Guard has identified the two people who were shot and killed at a base on an island off Alaska's mainland.

According to a release from the Coast Guard, the victims were identified as Richard Belisle and Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins.

Officials identified Belisle as a retired Coast Guard chief petty officer working at the base as a civilian employee. Hopkins was an electronics technician.



Their bodies were found Thursday morning shortly after they would have arrived for work at a Kodiak Island communications station that monitors radio traffic from ships and planes.

The FBI is treating the case as a double homicide, and no arrests have been made.


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