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Sources from ABC and the Daily Mail have confirmed that an active shooter was taken down outside the gates of the Naval Air Station located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The shooter is said to have only harmed one security force member.
From the Daily Mail:
“One security force member has been injured at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, after a gunman opened fire near a base entrance before being ‘neutralized’ by authorities.
Officials said the shooter was in the vicinity of the North Gate around 6.15am and immediately locked down the base.
‘If you are in or near the North Gate get out and away to safety. Execute lockdown procedures – remain indoors and away from windows,’ the base said in a Facebook post just before 8am.”
At least one security force member was injured Thursday morning in an active-shooter incident at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.
The coastal base in Nueces County, Texas, about 140 miles southeast of San Antonio, was on lockdown after security responded to an active shooter around 6:15 a.m.
The shooter was “neutralized,” the base said in a Facebook post.
The base said earlier that the shooter was believed to be in the vicinity of its north gate.
“If you are in or near the North Gate get out and away to safety,” a Facebook post read.
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All gates at the base remain closed while emergency responders accessed the scene…
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Houston’s office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and local law enforcement were offering assistance.
This is a breaking story. We will continue to cover it as more information becomes available.
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