2 Airmen Dead in 'Workplace Violence' Shooting at Texas Air Force Base

The incident does not appear to be an act of terrorism, an FBI spokesman said.

ByEMILY SHAPIRO
April 08, 2016, 6:03 PM

— -- Military officials said the shooting that left two airmen dead on the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas was a result of "workplace violence."

The incident happened Tuesday morning and the base was placed on lockdown, a defense official told ABC News.

The base later said in a statement the incident was "contained" and that an investigation is underway.

PHOTO: Two Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies stand outside a building near the scene of a shooting at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Friday, April 8, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.
Two Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies stand outside a building near the scene of a shooting at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Friday, April 8, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.
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Officials said that two weapons were found at the scene. The incident does not appear to be an act of terrorism, an FBI spokesman said at the press conference.

PHOTO: First responders secure the area after an active shooter was reported at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex and base in San Antonio, Texas, April 8, 2016.
First responders secure the area after an active shooter was reported at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex and base in San Antonio, Texas, April 8, 2016.
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The base said the names of the two men were not being released pending notification of next of kin.

The Bexar County sheriff said earlier today the incident appeared "to be murder-suicide."

PHOTO: Military and law enforcement personnel are seen inside Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, April 8, 2016.
Military and law enforcement personnel are seen inside Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, April 8, 2016.
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