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Security force member injured at Naval base after gunman opened fire

One security force member has been injured at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, after a gunman opened fire near a base entrance before being ‘neutralized’ by authorities. 

Officials said the shooter was in the vicinity of the North Gate around 6.15am and immediately locked down the base.

‘If you are in or near the North Gate get out and away to safety. Execute lockdown procedures – remain indoors and away from windows,’ the base said in a Facebook post just before 7am. 

An active shooter reported near the Naval Air Station (pictured) in Corpus Christi, Texas, has been 'neutralized'

An active shooter reported near the Naval Air Station (pictured) in Corpus Christi, Texas, has been 'neutralized'

An active shooter reported near the Naval Air Station (pictured) in Corpus Christi, Texas, has been ‘neutralized’

At the same time, Texas A&M University located nearby asked any students on campus to remain indoors and away from windows. 

A short time later, the shooter was ‘neutralized’, the US Navy Information Office said in statement.

The Navy confirmed that the security force member was injured during the incident, without providing details.     

A short time later, the shooter was 'neutralized', base officials said in a statement. Police at the scene of the incident Thursday morning

A short time later, the shooter was 'neutralized', base officials said in a statement. Police at the scene of the incident Thursday morning

A short time later, the shooter was ‘neutralized’, base officials said in a statement. Police at the scene of the incident Thursday morning

The shooter was reported at the North Gate (star, far right), according to Navy officials

The shooter was reported at the North Gate (star, far right), according to Navy officials

The shooter was reported at the North Gate (star, far right), according to Navy officials 

The Navy said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was en route and that state and local law enforcement was on the scene.

Officials said all gates on the base will remain closed while first responders process the scene. 

The identity of the shooter has not been released. 

The station had a similar lockdown last December. In another incident at the base in 2019, a man pleaded guilty to destruction of US government property and possession of a stolen firearm for ramming his truck into a barricade at the Corpus Christi station.

Source: dailymail US

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