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Shooter killed, 1 sailor hurt at Texas naval station

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — An armed person wounded a sailor at a Texas naval air station Thursday before being killed by security forces, officials said.

The U.S. Navy said the security team “neutralized” an active shooter at the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi at about 6:15 a.m. Thursday. The shooter was shot and killed by security personnel, according to a U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details about an ongoing investigation.

Naval Air Station Lockdown
The entrances to the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi are closed following an active shooter threat, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi says the shooter was “neutralized” and the facility is on lockdown. (Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

One sailor assigned to the security team was injured but was in good condition, the Navy said.

The injured Navy sailor was shot but was wearing body armor, said another U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide information not yet made public.

The FBI in Houston said it will lead the investigation. Neither investigators nor the Navy provided details on the shooter or a possible motive.

The facility was on lockdown for about five hours Thursday morning, but that was lifted shortly before noon. One gate remained closed.

The station had a similar lockdown last December. In another incident at the base last year, a man pleaded guilty to destruction of U.S. government property and possession of a stolen firearm for ramming his truck into a barricade at the Corpus Christi station.

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Associated Press writer Lolita C. Baldor contributed to this report from Washington.