SAN ANTONIO — Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide after a shooting Friday at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.
The base was under a complete lockdown after reports of an active shooter around 8:30 a.m. Central Time.
Less than three hours later, the sheriff's office said the situation was contained and that the shooter is no longer active.
a news conference at the base, Brig. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, the commander
of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, said two men were
found dead in an office on the first floor of building 147 of the
Medina Annex, a classroom facility known as Forbes Hall. Two Glock
weapons were found at the scene, he said.
He stressed that the
shooting was not an act of terrorism, and declined to identify the two,
saying their families must be notified first. The Air Force's Office of
Special Investigations is leading the investigation, and the FBI is
"Right now it does appear to be a murder-suicide situation," said James Keith, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.
"This morning we received one of those calls you never want to
receive," said LaBrutta. "The response to this tragic event was
overwhelming and was absolutely outstanding We got to the facility in
question in three minutes."
LaBrutta said only law enforcement
such as security forces and Office of Special Investigations agents are
allowed to carry weapons on base. He said the investigation will look at
how the weapons were brought into the facility.