UPDATE: Gunman in ‘terrorism-related’ shooting at Corpus Christi Naval air station identified
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Update: 5:35 p.m. — Several law enforcement officials confirmed to KPRC 2 that the gunman who opened fire at a Corpus Christi Naval air station early Thursday morning has been identified as Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi.
Update: 2:15 p.m. — The FBI confirmed that the shooting at a Corpus Christi naval air station early Thursday morning was in fact, “terrorism-related.”
The suspect in the shooting was deceased, the official said. However, the FBI, local and state investigators are looking into the possibility of a second person of interest in the shooting who is at large in the community.
Meanwhile, officials urged the public to remain calm.
No other details were provided as the investigation is ongoing.
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A security team “neutralized” an active shooter early Thursday at a Texas naval air station, the U.S. Navy said.
The security team responded to the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi at about 6:15 a.m. One sailor assigned to the security force team was injured but was in good condition, the Navy said.
The injured Navy sailor was shot but was wearing body armor, said a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide information not yet made public.
All gates remained closed and the facility remained on lockdown Thursday morning.
The station had a similar lockdown last December. In another incident at the base last year, a man pleaded guilty to destruction of U.S. government property and possession of a stolen firearm for ramming his truck into a barricade at the Corpus Christi station.
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