San Antonio’s Lakeland Air Force Base was briefly closed Wednesday afternoon after officers reported the status of an active shooter after hearing reports of gunfire near the Texas base.
Lt Col Brian Lovelace, spokesman for Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, said at a news conference that the lockdown has since been lifted and there are no reports of any injuries.
Lovelace said a call to dispatch shortly before this afternoon reported gunfire from off-base, “allegedly coming into installation at one of our facilities,” but added that the initial investigation “surfaced some also does not determine.”
Lovelace said the military is “trying to investigate some of the clues to confirm that the gunshot actually took place at the installation.”
JBSA tweeted that its emergency responders were looking for two mass shooters with the San Antonio Police Department, but Lovelace withdrew that claim.
“There are no reports of anyone firing firearms at the installation,” Lovelace said, adding that JBSA’s own report of the two shooters was not confirmed.
“Anyone can call in the report of the shootings in our dispatch,” Lovelace said. “I’d prefer to overreact to something, rather than under-react, and get it right.”
Images posted on social media showed cars queuing after officers closed a road near the base.
Granthshala News affiliate WOAI Reported That the alert about the shooting went out just before 12:30 pm local time.
An active duty service member currently on lockdown at JBSA, who was contacted via text message by Granthshala News, said they were outside at the time of the shooting.
“We heard a staff member ran out of a building and told us there was an active shooter at the base and to go to our rooms,” he wrote. “I don’t live on this ground so I ran into a friend’s room and hid there and I’m continuing to live there now.”
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