Two Dead In Lackland Air Force Base Shooting, Authorities Say
(CNN) — Two people are dead after a shooting Friday morning at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, U.S. Air Force officials said.
No arrests have been reported, but the situation is over and a lockdown at the base has been lifted, Brig. Gen. Bob Labrutta told reporters.
A Pentagon official told CNN on condition of anonymity that an airman shot his squadron commander.
Labrutta, after a reporter asked him about this account, said he would not confirm it. He declined to identify the dead and gave no details about what led to the shooting or any relationship between the two.
After a shooting was reported at 8:40 a.m. (9:40 a.m. ET), two “male victims” and two Glock guns were found in an office at Forbes Hall, Labrutta said.
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Two people are dead at Texas’ Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland after reports of an active shooter there, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department said Friday morning on Twitter.
The facility — also known as Lackland Air Force Base — is on lockdown, according to its Facebook page.
The Sheriff’s Department reported shortly before 9 a.m. CT that it was responding to a report of an active shooter at the Air Force facility in southwestern San Antonio. It reported the deaths about an hour later.
“We have two dead at Lackland Air Force Base, deputies are still inside the building,” the Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter.
Details about the shooting and whether a shooter still was at large weren’t immediately available.
The shooting was reported at the facility’s Medina Annex, the base’s Facebook page said.
Lackland is where the U.S. Air Force conducts its basic training for enlistees. Lackland is one of three major military facilities — the others being Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base — that merged to form Joint Base San Antonio in 2010.