SAN DIEGO – Military officials are investigating an incident at Camp Pendleton that left a Marine lance corporal in the hospital with multiple stab wounds, officials said Sunday.
She was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where she was treated for “moderate” injuries, Marine Corps Public Information Officer Lt. Savannah Moyer told reporters.
The victim was identified as Lance Cpl. Emily Hammonds of Virginia Beach and graduated from Hermitage High School in 2012.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service says the suspect may be another Marine. The attack happened on the base Saturday morning.
Both Marines are with the 1st Marine Logistics Group.
Hammonds former co-worker Melanie Barbarian said she was in disbelief of the attack.
“It’s heartbreaking, she’s a great girl,” Barbarian said.
Hammonds is able to talk and recovering with family members who traveled to San Diego to be by her side.