Police are now reporting the active shooter situation is over and two people are confirmed dead in an apparent murder-suicide. The identities of the dead have not yet been made public.
The Air Force Times has this update:
Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said Friday morning.
Shortly before noon Eastern Standard Time, the sheriff’s office said the situation is contained and that the shooter is no longer active. The base issued a release saying there are no indications the shooting was a terrorist attack.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. An Air Force spokeswoman at the Pentagon could not immediately confirm the internal report. Officials have not yet identified the victim or the shooter by name.
The sheriff’s office said the shooting took place at building 147 in the Medina Annex, an area just west of Interstate 410. Lackland called the sheriff’s office about the shooter at about 8:40 a.m. local time.
An active shooter situation is currently unfolding in San Antonio, Texas at the Lackland Air Force Base.
We have two dead at Lackland Air Force Base, deputies are still inside the building
— Bexar County Sheriff (@BexarCoSheriff) April 8, 2016
According to News 4 San Antonio, emergency crews were called to Joint Base San Antonio around 8:45 a.m. this morning.
Officers with the San Antonio Police Department were handling the incident, along with Port of San Antonio officers.
Initial reports were unclear, but an officer said the shooting happened at an area known as the Medina Annex and someone may have been shot.
The US Air Force conducts basic military training at the Lackland base.
Some reports indicate that the shooter is one of the dead and this may have been a murder suicide; however, this has not been confirmed by the sheriff.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]