Two individuals were reported killed after a shooting at Lackland Air Force Base on Friday morning. Reports of an active shooter on the base came in around 9 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. The base was immediately put on lockdown, and deputies began searching inside Forbes Hall.
By 10:27 a.m., officials declared that the base lockdown had been lifted. Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Keith stated that the shooting and the two reported deaths could be the results of a murder-suicide.
Several area schools also declared lockdown following the shooter reports, but reopened shortly after Lackland lifted their lockdown.
At 11 a.m., Brig. Gen. Bob Labrutta, Joint Base San Antonio and 502nd Air Base Wing commander, and several Bexar County officials held a press conference just outside the base. Officials from the FBI, Joint Base San Antonio Fire Department, and Officer Special Investigations were also present for the conference.
Labrutta reported that two glocks had been recovered from Forbes Hall, where the scene took place, and that everything “was back to normal.”
At this time, there are no indications that the shootings were a terrorist attack.
Several political dignitaries, including State Sen. José Menéndez (D-26), U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-San Antonio) and Mayor Ivy Taylor have issued statements since this morning’s shootings.
“I’m grateful to our city’s first responders who provided assistance today, and I offer my deepest gratitude to the brave men and women who serve in the Air Force and are stationed here at JBSA,” Castro said. “My staff and I are in touch with the Department of Defense about this morning’s incident as details continue to unfold.”
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
Top Image: Brigadier General Robert Labrutta walks with Command Officials at Lackland Air Force Base. Photo by Scott Ball