Two killed at shooting on Joint Base San Antonio, base lockdown has been lifted
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – Authorities have declared the area at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex where a shooting took place as safe.
In a news release from the base, investigators say two people were killed in an active shooter incident near building 147. That building is used as a classroom facility.
Investigators say there are no indications that this was a terrorist attack.
The names of those killed in the incident are not yet being released. The base commander confirmed both were males, but says he won’t confirm more until the next-of-kin notification policy allows.
We do know there were two weapons found on the scene.
The Air Force Times is calling the incident a murder-suicide. The publication’s report included the following information:
According to initial internal Pentagon communications obtained by Air Force Times, the commanding officer of a training squadron at the base was shot by an airman. The initial communication may have listed an incorrect squadron.
According to the base commander, first responders were inside the building within three minutes of the initial 911 call, which came in at 8:40 a.m. He said “We train for this, we were prepared for this.”
Military Police and JBSA firefighters were joined by the San Antonio Police department as well as the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. The FBI is also assisting in the investigation.
The facility sweeps were complete, then the scene was declared safe at 10:00 a.m.
82,000 people work on the installation every day.