The FBI has determined that an active shooter incident at a Texas naval base Thursday morning was related to terrorism. The FBI said at a press briefing Thursday afternoon, “we have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism-related,, adding that while the shooter is deceased; there may be a second person of interest at large in the community. The public should remain calm, and if you see something, say something,” officials said.
The Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas was put on lockdown Thursday morning in response to an active shooter being in the vicinity of the North Gate.” After the incident had been resolved, the US Navy said that the “shooter no longer poses a threat” and announced that the lockdown had been lifted. One sailor attached to the NAS Corpus Christi security force sustained minor injuries but has already been released from the hospital.
The FBI is working with local law enforcement and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Officials have not released any information on the identity of the shooter or specified why they are investigating the incident as an act of terrorism.