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Old 05-21-2020, 07:11 AM
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Active shooter 'neutralized' after incident at Texas Navy base
By: Lara Seligman - Politico News - 0521-20

Naval security forces responded to the shooter around 6:15 a.m. at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. | U.S. Marine Corps.

Security forces "neutralized" an active shooter this morning at a Texas naval installation, the Navy announced.

One naval security force member was injured. It was not immediately clear if there were any other casualties.

Naval security forces responded to the shooter around 6:15 a.m. at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, the Navy said in a statement. Authorities have locked down the installation while first responders process the scene.

"NCIS is en route, and state and local law enforcement are on scene," according to the statement, referring to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

The Corpus Christi incident marked the third shooting at a naval installation six months.

On Dec. 4, a sailor killed two and wounded a third at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard before killing himself. The sailor was having disciplinary problems at the time.

Two days later, a member of the Royal Saudi Air Force killed three sailors and wounded several others at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

This week, the FBI announced that the shooter, Mohammed Alshamrani, who was undergoing flight training at Pensacola, had longstanding ties to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Police killed Alshamrani at the scene.

U.S. officials stopped short of saying al Qaeda directed the shooting. But the evidence "shows that the Pensacola attack was actually the brutal culmination of years of planning and preparation by a longtime AQAP associate," said FBI Director Christopher Wray.

AQAP has claimed responsibility for the attack and said they were in touch with the gunman.

After the attack, the Pentagon tightened security at bases across the country, ordering a stop to all international military student operational training at U.S. installations and directing a review of all vetting and security procedures. Within two weeks, Defense Secretary Mark Esper directed additional measures for background checks and new physical security procedures designed to increase safety.


Personal note: It seems to me way too many onsite shootings are occurring on our military bases of late! Not sure whats motivating these base shootings but somehow more and more are occurring? If its internationals in training we must end this practice of stateside training to protect our men and women. Your thoughts on this subject appreciated if you have any?


O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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