Fort Lee Army Base Update: The Fort Lee shooter was reportedly a female soldier who turned a gun on herself and fired a single shot. She was transported to the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, her condition is unknown at this time.
Fort Lee Shooting Update: The Fort Lee shooter is female, injured, and in custody, according to a statement just released by the United States Army. The woman was reportedly “disgruntled” but it remains unclear if the shooter was a soldier, civilian employee, or a visitor to the Virginia Army base.
The statement posted on the Army Facebook page reads:
“Fort Lee has given the ALL CLEAR following an incident at Fort Lee earlier this morning. Fort Lee first responders responded to a report of a female Soldier with a gun inside the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, Bldg. 5020 at approximately 9 a.m. today. Early reports indicate the Soldier turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself. Her condition is not known at this time. Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are on scene and investigating the incident. Fort Lee officials take this incident very seriously and are fully cooperating with the investigation.”
The Fort Lee shooting will likely renew the debate about allowing members of the military to carry guns while on base. The issue was raised after both the Fort Hood shooting and the Navy Yard shooting – but not legislation or policy changes have occurred.
Fort Lee Army Base is on lockdown as part of active shooting protocol. A breaking news report on Fox said law enforcement are currently seeking an active shooter on the Virginia Army base. There are approximately 34,000 personnel at the Fort Lee Army base. No details have yet emerged about injuries or deaths on the base. Check back with The Inquisitr for more details about the Fort Lee Army Base shooting as additional information becomes available.
The Army is now reporting that the Fort Lee shooting has been “resolved.” The breaking news update was brief and did not elaborate on any possible victims or details about the Virginia base shooting suspect.
U.S. Army Fort Lee Twitter post:
“Active shooter incident reported at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020. All personnel enact active shooter protocols immediately. Post on lockdown.”
Fort Lee on lockdown amid active shooter report http://t.co/ydm4SxNQDL
— Virginia News (@VirginiaNewser) August 25, 2014
Active shooter incident reported at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020. All personnel enact active shooter protocols immediately. Post on lockdown.
— U.S. Army Fort Lee (@ArmyFortLee) August 25, 2014
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