2 dead in presumed murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base


Deputies and military police investigate a shooting at Lackland Air Force Base.

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Officials are investigating a possible murder-suicide that killed two people Friday morning at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, authories said.

“We have two dead at Lackland Air Force Base, deputies are still inside the building,” the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department said in a tweet.  A  spokesperson for the sheriff’s department said the deaths appear to be the result of a murder-suicide.

The shootings happened at about 8:45 a.m. local time or 6:45 a.m. PDT. An airman shot his squadron commander, according to a Pentagon spokesman interviewed by CNN.

The base, officially known as Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is home to basic training for enlisted airmen. It was locked down during the investigation, according to its Facebook page. The lockdown was lifted at 8 a.m. PDT, according to USA Today.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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