Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas was locked down at 6:15 a.m. Thursday morning due to an active shooter that was stopped at the north gate. By around 7:30 a.m., the shooter was “neutralized,” but the gates remained locked an hour after the incident as NCIS and other law enforcement processed the scene.
According to ABC, a vehicle attempted to run the north gate, which activated the vehicle barriers and stopped the car. The driver exited the car and started shooting, and was engaged by security guards. The suspect was “neutralized.”
“BREAKING NEWS: The Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is reporting an active shooter on base. The base is currently on lockdown and all gates are closed.”
One security force member of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi was injured in the incident. The Navy reported that the security guard injured was expected to be released from the hospital later today.
Information on the suspect has not yet been released. Will update when it is.
Both gates to the facility were closed in the lockdown.
NAS Corpus Christi wrote,
“NAS Corpus Christi is now in a lockdown status. There is an active shooter in the vicinity of the North Gate. If you are in or near the North Gate get out and away to safety. Execute lockdown procedures — remain indoors and away from windows.”
In this video from a KVUE viewer that was in the line of cars at the gate you can hear the shots being fired.
“Update: The active shooter is neutralized, however the scene is not clear. Remain in a lockdown status. For your safety, do not move around the base unless cleared to do so.”
The Corpus Christi Police Department and Texas A&M University advised people to avoid the area. NAS Corpus Christi was still asking people to avoid the facility an hour after the incident.
TAMU-CC Code Blue
NAS-Corpus Christi is on lock down after a report of an active shooter. Please avoid campus and the surrounding area. If you are on campus, remain indoors and away from windows until notified that the threat has ended.
— Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (@IslandCampus) May 21, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: The Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi reported Thursday morning than an active shooter is in its vicinity.
— KSAT 12 (@ksatnews) May 21, 2020
Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi says the shooter was “neutralized” and all gates remain closed. https://t.co/6Wy6CJJzl2
— News 4 Buffalo (@news4buffalo) May 21, 2020
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