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Updates: Texas Navy base locked down with active shooter situation; suspect ‘neutralized’

A line of Navy T-44C Pegasus' parked on the flightline aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Pawel Puczko/Released)
May 21, 2020

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas is on lockdown after an active shooter situation was reported.

The Navy base put out a Facebook alert for the base, indicating an active shooter near the base’s North Gate. The lockdown started at around 6:15 a.m., per the timing of the Navy statement.

“NAS Corpus Christi is now in a lockdown status. There is an active shooter in the vicinity of the North Gate,” the status read. “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 an updated Facebook status around half an hour later, the Navy base indicated the shooter had been neutralized but the base remains locked down.

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“Naval Security Forces at NAS Corpus Christi responded to an active shooter at approximatel 6:15 a.m. this morning. The shooter has been neutralized. All gates on the installation remain closed while first responders process the scene. NCIS and local law enforcement are on scene,” the second post said. “More information will be provided as it becomes available.”

According to Fox News, one base security guard was reported injured.

#BREAKING -latest on NAS #CorpusChristie incident – Injured sailor is in good condition & is expected to be released later today,” Voices of America reporter Carla Babb tweeted. “All gates on the installation remain closed while first responders process the scene, per @USNavy.”

In a third Facebook post, the Navy base asked those in lockdown to stay where they are.

“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.”