(CNN/WJZ) — A US Marine was shot and killed while on duty at the Marine Barracks in Washington, DC, early Tuesday morning, the Marine Corps said in a news release.

DC police responded to the incident. The circumstances of the shooting are unclear and the killing is under investigation, the release said, adding that there is no threat to the public.

The Marine, whose identity has not been released, was shot at 5 am. The shooting was determined not to be a threat to local residents because it occurred on the grounds of Marine Barracks, the release said.

“The command’s priorities are to take care of the Marine’s family and friends,” said Col. Don Tomich. “We want to ensure these personnel are being provided for during this challenging time.”

CNN has reached out to DC police and the Marines.

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