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Did you see this story from Joint Base San Antonio?

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2016 at 12:02 PM
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Two Dead in Shooting at Joint Base San Antonio: Sheriff

Updated at 11:30 a.m. Eastern

A shooting at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas has left two people dead in what was reported as a murder-suicide.

The Bexar County Sherriff's Office on Friday morning confirmed the fatalities in a post on Twitter.

"We have two dead at Lackland Air Force Base," it tweeted. "Deputies are still inside the building."

The office had previously issued a statement indicating sheriffs were responding to reports of an active shooter at the installation, which is located outside San Antonio.

"We have victims at Lackland Air Force Base, scene is still active," it tweeted.

The initial reports of the shooting came around 8:30 a.m. local time, Fox News reported.

Police found the bodies in the base's Medina Annex and cleared other nearby buildings, it reported. Authorities haven't yet identified the deceased.

Both Fox News and the Associated Press reported the incident as "an apparent murder-suicide."

Joint Base San Antonio falls under the jurisdiction of the Air Force's 502nd Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command (AETC).

The facility consists of the Army's Fort Sam Houston and the Air Force's Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base, which merged in 2010.

-- Brendan McGarry can be reached at brendan.mcgarry@military.com. Follow him on Twitter at @BrendanMcGarry.

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Original story

A shooting at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas has left two people dead, law enforcement said.

"We have two dead at Lackland Air Force Base," the Bexar County Sherriff's Office confirmed in a post on Twitter. "Deputies are still inside the building."

The office had previously issued a statement indicating sheriffs were responding to reports of an active shooter at the installation, which is located San Antonio.

"We have victims at Lackland Air Force Base, scene is still active," the office posted on its Twitter account.

This story will be updated.

-- Brendan McGarry can be reached at brendan.mcgarry@military.com. Follow him on Twitter at @BrendanMcGarry.

by on Apr. 8, 2016 at 12:02 PM
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Molimomma
by Bronze Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 3:53 PM

As I was driving my son to the zoo I was wondering why there were so many rescue vehicles headed down 90 then I get my phone out to take a picture at the zoo and see a text from my husband "active shooter, we're on lockdown, but it's on the other side of the base." Apparently an airman shot his commander then himself. 

JerseyAirGurl
by Ada on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:17 PM
One of my friends texted me about this
Hottmomma607
by Group Admin on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:59 AM
Yes. Very sad.
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