Friday, May 22, 2020

Base shooting terror-related

NAVAL AIR STATION CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The dead suspect in Thursday's shooting at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi was 20-year-old Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation. Alsahli drove to an entrance at the naval station and shot a security forces member in the chest, hitting the guard in her bulletproof vest and inflicting non-life-threatening injuries. Alsahli then accelerated towards the gate entrance and crashed into a barrier. After exiting the vehicle, he began shooting, and was shot and killed by naval security forces. A preliminary investigation into the shooter identified him as a U.S. resident who was born in Syria, and likely a supporter of Salafi-jihadist ideology, according to one source. Online postings by these accounts expressed support for ISIS and Al Qaeda. FBI officials said earlier the shooting was terror-related. (Sources: multiple, including CNN, NBCNews, 05/21/20) Previous