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2 dead in shooting at Lackland Air Force base apparent murder/suicide

8 months 11 hours 41 minutes ago April 08, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 Friday, April 08 2016 April 08, 2016 9:39 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
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SAN ANTONIO- Texas authorities say that 2 are dead in apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force base in Texas after a shooting on Friday morning.
    
Bexar County sheriff's spokesman James Keith said two bodies were found Friday morning inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
    
Keith says it's believed the shooter is among the two dead, but that sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement officers are continuing to search the building and nearby facilities.
    
Lackland is a key training installation for the Air Force.

The fatal shooting in San Antonio is the latest to occur at a military facility in Texas in the last several years.

In January 2015, an Army veteran and former clerk at the veterans' clinic at Fort Bliss in El Paso shot and killed a psychologist, then committed suicide.

About a year earlier, three soldiers were killed and 16 wounded in an attack at Fort Hood near Killeen by Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, who also killed himself.

And in the deadliest attack to occur at a U.S. military installation, 13 people were killed and 31 were wounded in a mass shooting in 2009 at Fort Hood. Nidal Hasan, a former U.S. Army major, was convicted and sentenced to death in that shooting.

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