Friday, April 8, 2016

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Texas base
KENS-TV, San Antonio, and Stephen Losey and Oriana Pawlyk, Air Force Times April 8, 2016

On Friday, Bexar County officials reported a shooting at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, an air force basic training site. The County sheriffs were called in response to a shooter on the base, and so far at least one person has died, according to aWochit

SAN ANTONIO — Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide after a shooting Friday at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.
The base was under a complete lockdown after reports of an active shooter around 8:30 a.m. Central Time.
Less than three hours later, the sheriff's office said the situation was contained and that the shooter is no longer active.
In a news conference at the base, Brig. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, the commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, said two men were found dead in an office on the first floor of building 147 of the Medina Annex, a classroom facility known as Forbes Hall. Two Glock weapons were found at the scene, he said.
He stressed that the shooting was not an act of terrorism, and declined to identify the two, saying their families must be notified first. The Air Force's Office of Special Investigations is leading the investigation, and the FBI is assisting.

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