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HMS Astute shooting: Nuclear submarine guard kills officer in rifle rampage

HMS Astute shooting: Nuclear submarine guard kills officer in rifle rampage 08 Apr 2011 One Royal Navy officer was shot dead and another critically injured after a rating guarding Britain's flagship nuclear submarine “went crazy” and turned his gun on them. An able seaman held at the scene on suspicion of murder is understood to have opened fire with an SA80 assault rifle at 12.12pm after a row broke out in the control room of HMS Astute, which was berthed in Southampton. He fired several rounds before he was overpowered. The dead officer was named by sources as Lt-Cdr Ian Molyneux, the vessel's weapons engineering officer.