Shooter at Texas naval air station no longer a threat, lockdown lifted

Police officers stand at a checkpoint after a shooting incident at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. May 21, 2020.

A shooter at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas “no longer poses a threat,” the U.S. Navy said, after a security force member was injured in events that unfolded early Thursday morning.

The shooting started at 6:15 a.m. CT (1115 GMT) and hurt one sailor, who sustained minor injuries and was released from a hospital, the Navy Information Office said in a statement.

The station itself said in a Facebook post that a base lockdown had been lifted.

The FBI will lead an investigation into Thursday morning’s events, the Navy said.

Late last year, a Saudi terrorist killed three U.S. sailors in an attack at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida, just days after a U.S. sailor shot three civilians at the historic Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii, killing two of them before taking his own life.

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