SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Officials at Texas' Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland gave the "all clear" and lifted a lockdown Wednesday afternoon, hours after an "active shooter" report resulted in base personnel being told to take cover.
Authorities with JBSA-Lackland told ABC affiliate KSAT that the two people off-base reportedly fired a couple of shots near the Valley Hi gate. The two then fled the scene on foot.
JBSA said there were trainees in the area of the shooting, but no injuries were reported.
“We have a few leads on what occurred and we’re investigating right now,” said Lt. Col. Brian Loveless, commander of the 802nd Security Forces Squadron at the base.
Shortly before noon, someone in one of Lackland’s facilities reported hearing the gunshots that came from off-base.
"All base personnel implement LOCKDOWN procedures and immediately take cover," the base posted on its official social media accounts following those gunshot reports. "Real World LOCKDOWN, LOCKDOWN, LOCKDOWN.”
Joint Base San Antonio comprises three locations, including Lackland, located in western San Antonio. The base is the largest joint base of the Department of Defense, according to the base website.
📢#ActiveShooter update:— JointBaseSanAntonio (@JBSA_Official) June 9, 2021
➡There are no suspected injuries at this time.
➡The shooting is suspected to have happened outside Valley Hi Gate on JBSA-Lackland.
➡JBSA emergency responders are working with the SAPD to clear the area and search for the shooters.
📢Active Shooter warning for all JBSA-Lackland personnel. All base personnel implement LOCKDOWN procedures immediately and take cover.— JointBaseSanAntonio (@JBSA_Official) June 9, 2021
Real World LOCKDOWN, LOCKDOWN, LOCKDOWN pic.twitter.com/AreOAgGiIa