At Least Two Dead in Lackland Air Force Base Shooting In Texas


Law enforcement responded to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, over reports of an active shooter, which resulted in officials clearing the base’s buildings Friday.

A representative from the Bexar County Sheriff’s office said that at least two are dead on the scene and the area isĀ still considered active as of 10:40 a.m., however, the official said his office did not believe there was still an active shooter situation.

Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Keith said the attack appears to be a murder-suicide, according to NBC News.

People on the base were told to close the doors and turn off the lights.

NBC reports:

Sydney Spalding was heading towards the graduation field to see a friend graduate from the Air Force when the base went under lockdown.

“We were driving around looking for somewhere to park and an announcement came on all over base saying there was an active shooter in building 147,” Spalding, 20, said. “You saw different airmen running in uniform and people spreading out. We were still in the car debating if we could leave. We parked and were trying to find somewhere to hide out and was pulled into a dark building to hide out.”

H/T: FON’s mod and tipster @Edmeyer_able, with thanks.

Featured image: Bexar County Sheriff’s Office via Twitter.

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