Two dead at Texas air force base shooting

2016-04-08 21:09
FBI agents gather near the scene of a shooting at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. (John Davenport, AP)

FBI agents gather near the scene of a shooting at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. (John Davenport, AP)

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Washington - An air force base in San Antonio, Texas was on lockdown on Friday after a shooting left two people dead, authorities said.

The killings were apparently a murder-suicide, US media reported, citing local law enforcement.

Deputies were still inside the building at Lackland Air Force Base, said the Bexar county sheriff.

Schools and daycare centres in the area were also placed on lockdown, according to a Facebook post from Joint Base San Antonio, which includes Lackland as well as other military bases in the area.

The deadliest shooting at a US military base took place in Food Hood, Texas in 2009, when army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 42 before being overpowered by police.

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