At minimum two killed in shooting at Air Force base in San Antonio

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Source:   —  April 08, 2016, at 10:13 PM

Authorities said that it appeared the situation at the Lackland portion of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland was a murder-suicide, but they cautioned that executive were still searching locked rooms to look if there are possible other victims or shooters.

At minimum two killed in shooting at Air Force base in San Antonio

Police in TX said that at minimum two people were killed Friday in a shooting at an Air Force base.

Authorities said that it appeared the situation at the Lackland portion of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland was a murder-suicide, but they cautioned that executive were still searching locked rooms to look if there are possible other victims or shooters.

"It appears to be a murder-suicide," James Keith, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff'south Office, said in a telephone interview Friday. "We have sheriff'south deputies inside, currently looking for other victims and any other possible shooters."

While police believe one of the two people killed was the shooter, "we aren't prepared to confirm that," Keith said. Deputies were checking several other locked rooms in a facility at Lackland on Friday to look if they can discover any other people related to the shooting, he said.

Keith said police didn't have any information about any possible motive or a relationship between the two people who were killed. Another law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the incident appears to have emanated from a dispute.

The Air Force Times reported Friday that an internal memo said the commanding officer of a training squadron at the base was shot by an airman.

Police were called Friday morning about reports of an active shooter at Lackland, which prompted a lockdown at the joint base.

The FBI said it was assisting in the investigation Friday. Ann Stefanek, an Air Force spokeswoman at the Pentagon, said the service'south security forces as well as local law enforcement responded to the shooting.

The shooting was reported at the Medina Training Annex, which is W of the main portion of the base and the city of San Antonio, Stefanek said. This annex is exterior Interstate four hundred ten, the hwy ringing San Antonio.

This annex was once used to train Air Force officers, but is presently set aside for the training of military police, Air Force Special Operations forces who work in special tactics and other personnel. Military police regularly utilize the annex for training, based on photos released by the Air Force.

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WA Post staff writer Matt Zapotosky contributed to this report.

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