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Day After Shots Fired At Pentagon: Work, Investigation Continue

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Police in Virginia have yet to make any arrests following yesterday's shooting at the Pentagon, which did not injure anyone but did damage several windows.

Workers are quietly going about their business at the Pentagon this morning, entering the massive building the security gates without as much as a word spoken. One worker who did speak, but did not want her name given, said she feels safe coming to work here, even though she says yesterday's shooting was bizarre and is becoming a little more commonplace than she would like.

Earlier this year, a man was shot and killed after opening fire at a security gate here. Yesterday's shooting is being termed a "random event." It happened just before 5 a.m. and shattered, but did not penetrate, windows on the third and fourth floors. Authorities believe a high-powered rifle was used in the shooting.

A similar shooting took place over the weekend at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Prince William County, though at this point, investigators have no evidence that the shootings are related.

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