Lockdown lifted at Lackland Air Force Base following reports of gunshots off-base

The lockdown at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has been lifted following reports of gunshots heard off-base on Tuesday morning.

Brig. Gen. Russell D. Driggers, the commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, said that security personnel heard about six to eight shots fired at around 9:30 a.m.

The shots were reportedly fired off-base toward the base, he said.

San Antonio police said that officers did not find a shooting scene, and it was not an active shooter situation, despite initially being called one by JBSA. SAPD added that there was no threat to the public.

“In times like these, with the events that have been happening recently, we want to take these types of situations very seriously. We have procedures that we put in place to do that,” Driggers said.

Further details about the shooting are unknown at this time. Driggers said he did not know if a gunman was in custody, but he believes it was only one incident.

Source: Lockdown lifted at Lackland Air Force Base following reports of gunshots off-base

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