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Lockdown lifted at Corpus Christi naval air station after shooter opens fire on base


The naval air station at Corpus Christi, Texas, was put on lockdown after a shooter opened fire on the base Thursday morning.

The station posted on Facebook that a shooter was active on the base “in the vicinity of the North Gate” and that naval security forces responded about 6:15 a.m. local time.

The shooter has been neutralized, according to an update. The lockdown was lifted late Thursday morning, but the gates remained closed to all traffic.

One security force member, a female sailor, was injured and taken to a local hospital, Steve Strickland, a spokesman with Navy Region Southeast, told Stars and Stripes. She is in good condition and expected to be released Thursday.

The FBI tweeted that it was responding to the shooting, adding that “the shooter no longer poses a threat.”

“Updates will be provided as deemed appropriate via @FBIHouston,” it posted.

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The Corpus Christi Police Department confirmed the shutdown due to an “incident at one of the gates” and encouraged people to “avoid the area entirely.”

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi also reported it was on lockdown until updating that the situation was “resolved” with “no threat” to its campus.

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