SAN ANTONIO: Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said.
“It’s over,” Bexar County Sheriff’s office spokesman James Keith said, adding that deputies were still on the scene.
The commanding officer of the 331st K-9 Training Squadron at the base was shot by an airman, according to the Air Force Times, an independent news outlet, citing on internal Pentagon communications. Neither person was immediately identified.
The incident took place at the Medina annex at the facility, where dog training takes place.
Keith said the sheriff’s office did not believe there were other victims but deputies were searching buildings “out of an abundance of caution.”
The sheriff’s office had responded to reports of a shooter at the base.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had been called to assist.
Parts of the base were locked down as a result of the incident, including nearby schools, the sheriff’s office said.
Authorities also ordered people at a nearby industrial complex to stay in their buildings.