Two Dead in Shooting at Texas Air Force Base: Sheriff

Deputies were still inside the building at Lackland Air Force Base in the city of San Antonio

Published: 08th April 2016 09:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2016 09:46 PM   |  A+A-


WASHINGTON: An air force base in San Antonio, Texas was on lockdown today after a shooting left two people dead, authorities said.         

 The killings were apparently a murder-suicide, US media reported, citing local law enforcement.            

Deputies were still inside the building at Lackland Air Force Base, the Bexar County Sheriff said in a tweet.    

Schools and daycare centers in the area were also placed on lockdown, according to a Facebook post from Joint Base San Antonio, which includes Lackland as well as other military bases in the area.         

The deadliest shooting at a US military base took place in Food Hood, Texas in 2009, when army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 42 before being overpowered by police.


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