Shooting At Lackland Air Force Base In Texas Leaves At Least One Person Dead — REPORT
Law enforcement in San Antonio, Texas have reportedly responded to an active shooter situation at the Lackland Air Force Base. A representative from the Bexar County Sheriff's office told MSNBC that at least two are dead on the scene after an apparent murder-suicide. The joint San Antonio-Lackland base has been locked down because of the shooting, and the sheriff's office said that as of 9:45 a.m. local time, the situation was still active. Deputies are still searching for other possible victims. People who were on the base at the time of the lockdown said they were taking classes when they were informed of the situation.
The official Twitter account for the Bexar County Sheriff's office first reported that there was an active shooter situation at 8:50 a.m. local time. Approximately 25 minutes later, the account tweeted that deputies were trying to clear buildings at Lackland. According to Sheriff's office spokesman James Keith, it was at this time that deputies found the bodies of two people in one of the buildings. At 10 a.m. local time, the San Antonio Police Department posted on its official Facebook page that it, along with several other agencies, was working to secure "a situation at Lackland AFB." Officials also said that Lackland Elementary School, which is not on Lackland AFB property, is on lockdown, and nearby streets have been closed to traffic.
Back in 2009, 160 miles from the Lackland Air Force Base, 13 people were killed and 31 injured at Fort Hood in what was determined to be the deadliest shooting at a U.S. military base.