Lackland AFB - Air Force Base Shooting

Who is Suspect Lackland AFB - Air Force Base Active ShooterLackland Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in San Antonio, Texas. The base is under the jurisdiction of the 802d Mission Support Group, Air Education and Training Command (AETC). Lackland AFB is part of Joint Base San Antonio, an amalgamation of the United States Army Fort Sam Houston, the United States Air Force Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base, which were merged on 1 October 2010.

The latest on Friday's fatal shooting at Lackland AFB - Two people are dead after a shooting Friday morning at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland -- an incident that involved an airman shooting his squadron commander, a Pentagon official speaking on condition of anonymity said. James Keith, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, said it was a murder-suicide. No arrests have been reported, but the situation is over and a lockdown was lifted around 10:15 a.m., Brig. Gen. Robert LaBrutta told reporters.

LaBrutta gave few details about the shooting, which was reported at 8:40 a.m. in Forbes Hall, a building with offices and classrooms. He declined to identify the dead and gave no details about any relationship between the two, what led to the gunfire, or what ended it. Two "male victims" and two Glock guns were found in an office at Forbes Hall, LaBrutta said. The shooting was "not a terrorism situation," he said.

After the shooting was reported to 911, security personnel evacuated Forbes Hall and initiated a lockdown of the base. They then searched the building for about an hour before lifting the lockdown and declaring the situation over. Lackland is where the U.S. Air Force conducts its basic training for enlistees. Lackland is one of three major military facilities -- the others being Randolph Air Force Base and the U.S. Army's Fort Sam Houston -- that merged to form Joint Base San Antonio in 2010.
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