- Naval Air Station Corpus Christi locked down early Thursday morning in response to an active shooter.
- “NAS Corpus Christi is now in a lockdown status. There is an active shooter in the vicinity of the North Gate,” the naval base wrote in a message on Facebook.
- The US Navy sent out an email update about an hour after the message went out that the shooter had been neutralised.
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Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas went into lockdown Thursday morning in response to an active shooter that has since been neutralised.
The base sent out a message on Facebook announcing that “NAS Corpus Christi is now in lockdown status.” It followed an earlier message stating that “NAS-CC is closed due to an incident at one of the gates.”
Shortly after that message went out on Facebook, the US Navy wrote on Twitter that it is “aware of reports of a possible active shooter at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.”
#BREAKING: We are aware of reports of a possible active shooter at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.
More information to follow. https://t.co/RZbyRar1NM
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) May 21, 2020
An email update from the Navy that went out about 20 minutes later said that Naval Security Forces at NAS Corpus Christi responded to an active shooter at around 6:15 a.m. local time.
“The shooter has been neutralised,” the statement read, adding that “one Security Force member is injured.” The injured sailor is in good condition and is expected to be released later today, the Navy said in a follow-on update.
State and local law enforcement, as well as the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), are on the scene. All gates will remain closed while first responders are on site.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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