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Va. sailor found dead in barracks, NCIS investigates

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth death

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WTVR) – The body of Navy sailor was found in his barracks near┬áNaval Medical Center Portsmouth Tuesday morning. The area was briefly put on lock down while a “Code White” or active shooter alert was issued, according to WTKR.com.

The alert was lifted after about 15 minutes.

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is working to figure out the circumstances around the sailor’s death.