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Washington (CNN) -- A crew member aboard a U.S. Navy ship accidentally fired a machine gun into the Polish port city of Gdynia on Wednesday while cleaning the weapon, Navy officials said Friday.
Three rounds were fired from an M240 machine gun into the town but no injuries or damage were reported, officials said.
The gun, aboard the USS Ramage, a Navy destroyer, is used to defend the ship in close combat.
Navy officials said a crew member was cleaning the weapon when it accidentally discharged.
The incident happened as the ship was in port after retuning from an international exerc
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by mrwiffler
The story clearly states what happened, the man was cleaning the weapon and it discharged.
Why are we cleaning loaded weapons?