Texas military base no longer under lockdown after report of active shooter

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Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland lifted a lockdown on its base Wednesday afternoon after reports of an active shooter.

All personnel were warned to take cover during the lockdown, which the military base tweeted about at 12:51 p.m. Wednesday.

Two hours after the reported shooting, officials were trying to determine if a shooting actually did take place, Lt. Col. Brian Loveless said in a news briefing live streamed by KSAT. No one was injured during the incident.

“Anybody can call in a report of gunshots being fired to our dispatch. It could be someone working on the installation, it could be one of our gate guards. But we did hear a report of gunshots fired.”

Two shots were heard by someone on base, said Loveless, commander of the 802d Security Forces Squadron. Despite the reported shooting not being confirmed, Loveless said he does not feel the lockdown was an overreaction.

Officials are following up on leads to determine what happened by the base, Loveless said.

The incident happened outside one of the gates of the base and San Antonio police were initially searching for multiple possible shooters, the military base said.

Joint Base San Antonio is a military facility under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Air Force 502d Air Base Wing. It encompasses the Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and the Randolph Air Force Base. The base is in southwest San Antonio.

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