The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the San Antonio Police Department are responding to reports of an active shooter at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base.
There are reports that the base is presently on lockdown. The incident occurred around 8:45 a.m.
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Reports say, Valley High Elementary School of the Northside Independent School District, located in the 8500 block of Ray Ellison Boulevard, is also on lockdown as well.
Bexar County Sheriff Tweeted:
We are responding to reports of an active shooter at Lackland Air Force Base. No confirmation at this time.
Update 10:37 AM:
Khloe Keeler of KKTV, has just tweeted that there is at least one dead at the scene and that the shooter is still active.
The Bexar County Sheriff as well as KSAT News12 in San Antonio are both now reporting two dead and that the shooter is still active.
UPDATE: 10:53 EDT
A number of local news outlets are speculating that this is likely a murder/suicide, but the air force base remains on lock-down and helicopters are still in the air above, no word as to how many are news choppers and how many are police helicopters.
It appears that this is indeed a murder/suicide and that there is no longer an active shooter situation.
To look at the news coverage and the amount of law enforcement personnel on the scene, it may seem a bit much but in 2009 just a few miles up the road, Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others.
So the response to today’s shooting certainly has merit given the proximity between the two bases.