UPDATE: Reports are now coming out that a female soldier apparently turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, wounding herself. She was taken to a local hospital. No one else was reportedly wounded in the incident.
Editor’s Note: Here we go again…
An active on-site shooter has been reported at Fort Lee Army base in Virgina, forcing it into lockdown and leading the base to enact active shooter protocols.
“Active shooter incident reported at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020. All personnel enact active shooter protocols immediately. Post on lockdown,” the Army base tweeted.
Active shooter incident reported at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020. All personnel enact active shooter protocols immediately. Post on lockdown.
— U.S. Army Fort Lee (@ArmyFortLee) August 25, 2014
The US has a history of shootings at military installations. In 2009, 13 people were killed at Fort Hood in Texas and a gunman struck again on April 2nd this year when an Iraq war veteran killed three and injured a further 16 people before he killed himself.
Naval bases have also been affected – last September, twelve people were killed and four injured when a government contractor started shooting inside the Navy Yard complex in Washington, D.C.
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