Two reported dead after shooting at Lackland Air Force Base


Law enforcement responded to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Friday on reports of an active shooter.

The Bexar County Sheriff reported at 9:50 AM that they are responding to the report.

Bexar County Sheriff’s Twitter account reported “we have victims” at the still active scene.

The Bexar County Sheriff reported at 10:41 AM that there are two confirmed dead at the scene.

A representative for the Bexar County Sheriff told MSNBC his office did not believe there was still an active shooter situation.

The attack appears to be a murder-suicide, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Keith told MSNBC.

The base’s public affairs unit gave an announcement for personnel on the base to close doors and turn off lights.

The Air Force Times reported that the commanding officer of a K-9 training squadron at the base was shot by another airman.  They cited obtaining this information from an “initial internal Pentagon communication.”

It is not clear if the Air Force Times was authorized to release this information at this time.  AFT reported, “An Air Force spokeswoman at the Pentagon could not immediately confirm the internal report.”

Bexar County Sheriff’s office said the shooting took place at building 147 in the Medina Annex, an area just west of Interstate 410.

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