The FBI is investigating a Thursday incident at a Texas naval air station after a Navy security team there killed an “Arab male” in a gun battle at the base gate, a U.S. official told USNI News. Military, federal, state, county, and city of Corpus Christi law enforcement authorities responded to the report of an “active duty,” as chronicled by police scanner frequency transmissions.
The official did not have any additional details on the identity of the shooter beyond apparent ethnicity and that he was “neutralized.”
FBI is responding to the shooting at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The shooter no longer poses a threat. FBI is the lead investigative agency.
Updates will be provided as deemed appropriate via @FBIHouston. #CorpusNASShooting @USNavy
— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) May 21, 2020
Navy Security Forces responded to an active shooter at NAS Corpus Christi at about 7:15 a.m. EST resulting in the injury to the NSF sailor. The shooter was killed by the NSF team, the official told USNI News.
“One sailor attached to NAS Corpus Christi Navy Security Forces sustained minor injuries and was released from a local hospital,” the Navy said on Thursday afternoon. “The installation has reopened with traffic flowing through the South Gate. The North Gate remains closed.”
Corpus Christi police said the incident took place at one of the air station’s gates.
In amateur video of the shooting published by KIII 3 News, about two dozen shots of small-arms fire can be heard around the North Gate of the air station.
According to a 911 call released Thursday, Corpus Christi law enforcement was alerted to an active shooter on base at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi during the morning commute. Based on video released, cars were lined up waiting to enter the base through the base’s North Gate when the shooting occurred.
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