A shooting at a naval airbase in Texas is “terrorism-related,” FBI officials said Thursday.
The shooting at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi took place around 6:15 a.m. local time (1115 GMT). One sailor was shot with minor injuries and is expected to leave a local hospital later in the day.
The gunman, who has not been officially identified, was killed in a shootout with base personnel after he attempted to speed through an entry gate with a vehicle. NBC News reported the suspect’s name is Adam Alsahli.
FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Leah Greeves told reporters during a brief news conference that the bureau has information determining “the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism-related.”
“We are working diligently with our state, local and federal partners on this investigation, which is fluid and evolving,” she said.
A second person “of interest” may be involved, and maybe “at large” within the community, according to Greeves.
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