A US Naval base in Texas responded to an active shooter situation on Thursday morning in which officials said the suspect was “neutralized” and at least one security force member was injured during the incident.
The Naval Air Station Corpus Christi said in a statement posted to social media there was “an active shooter in the vicinity of the North Gate” and added: “If you are in or near the North Gate get out and away to safety.”
The base ordered all facilities to execute lockdown procedures before 6:45 am local time.
Nearby, the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi also issued a warning for all students and faculty on campus to remain indoors.
The Naval Base remained closed on Thursday morning as officials worked the scene.
The FBI was also on the scene executing an investigation into the shooter, a spokesperson for the local field office told CNN.
There have been multiple security incidents at the Naval base in recent years, including last February when a man was shot and killed after entering the base and driving into the north gate.
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