UPDATE : 2:40 pm – Millington Naval Base shooting injury reports may not be correct. Local news agencies are now confirming that only two men were injured; one shot in the foot and the other in the leg. Details are currently emerging from the still active Tennessee naval base shooting scene. MWCTV Channel 14 News, a Millington area station, is now reporting that two men were shot on the naval base and neither sustained life-threatening injuries.
Naval base in Millington is on lockdown after a shooting occurred adjacent to the facility. Fox News is reporting that the suspected shooter is in custody and four have been confirmed dead. Initial police reports indicate that an employee was relieved of duty, went to the parking lot, got in his car, and then returned and opened fire. Disciplinary action against the Millington Naval Base employee may have lead to the shooting, according to breaking news reports based upon local law enforcement statements.
Millington local news station WREG Channel 3 is reporting that the suspected gunman had been fired just prior to the naval base shooting. Millington Naval Base employes more than 7,500 military and civilian personnel. The suspect gunman was reportedly arguing with two other men before he pulled out his gun and allegedly fired at them both.
Details about the Millington Naval Base via the Naval Support Activity Mid-South military website:
“NSA Mid-South, located in Millington, Tennessee, just north of Memphis, serves as the Navy’s Human Resources Center of Excellence. Headquartered onboard NSA Mid-South are Navy Personnel Command, Navy Recruiting Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center. We are continuing our goal to become the Navy’s premiere support installation by striving to maintain excellence in our facilities and services. The efforts and accomplishments of the NSA Mid-South team have been recognized and rewarded the past several years by repeatedly earning both the Governor of Tennessee’s Quality Commitment Award and the Greater Memphis Association for Quality Leadership Award.”
The Tennessee naval base began in 1917 and was originally known as Park Field, and Army Signal Corps Aviation School. The facility was used to train pilots for the Allied Forces during Word War I.
More details on the naval base shooting near Memphis will be posted when they become available.
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