Thursday, May 21, 2020

Shooter neutralized at Navy base

NAVAL AIR STATION CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - An active shooter incident Thursday morning at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, ended when the shooter was "neutralized." A member of the Naval Security Forces was injured but is in good condition. The shooting unfolded at about 6:15 a.m. local time when the suspect sped through a gate, activating vehicle barriers which stopped the car, according to a defense official. The driver then got out of the car and began shooting and was "neutralized," Navy officials said. The base ordered all facilities to execute lockdown procedures before 6:45 am local time. The base remained closed on Thursday morning as officials worked the scene. (Sources: multiple, including the Independent, ABCNews, NBCNews, CNN, 05/21/20) This is the second shooting incident in less than a year at a Navy base that trains aviators. In December 2019 three sailors were shot dead by a Saudi officer who was training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. The gunman was killed.