2 killed in apparent murder-suicide at Texas air base

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Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Texas Air Force Base

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) -- Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a 90-minute lockdown at the facility, military officials and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

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Both victims were men and two weapons identified as Glocks were found at the scene, Brigadier General Robert LaBrutta, Commander, Joint Base San Antonio, told a news conference, adding they were not releasing further details at this time.

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2 killed in apparent murder-suicide at Texas air base
Bexar County Sheriff's deputies are seen inside Lackland Air Force Base in this image tweeted by @BexarCoSheriff in San Antonio, Texas April 8, 2016. Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said. (Photo courtesy: Reuters)
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Statement from Joint Base San Antonio re: #LacklandAFB shooting this morning: "There are no indications that this was a terrorist attack."
The Air Force Times reports the victim at Medina annex was a squadron commander who was shot by an Airman...quotes a Pentagon official
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We have victims at Lackland Air Force Base, scene is still active
We have two dead at Lackland Air Force Base, deputies are still inside the building
FBI San Antonio responding to assist a reported Active Shooter even at Lackland AFB. Only assisting at this time. No further information.
My son who is stationed at Lackland AFB texted. Shooter is real, not a training exercise.
Active shooter announcement for Lackland AFB. Base is on lockdown, avoid this area.
Incident on Medina Base Annex appears to be murder suicide....military police on the scene...area on lockdown
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The Air Force Times, an independent news outlet, citing internal Pentagon communications, reported that the commanding officer of a training squadron at the base was shot by an airman. It updated its previous report that the squadron was a K-9 unit, saying the initial communications may have listed an incorrect squadron.

"This morning we received one of those calls you never want to receive," LaBrutta said.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the families that are going to be affected by this tragedy," he said, adding that no other victims were found. He declined to surmise on what might have been the motive or give details on why they thought it was an apparent murder-suicide.

LaBrutta said that after an initial report of a shooter, security officers rushed to the scene within three minutes. Both victims were found in an office.

The incident took place at the Medina annex at the facility, where dog training takes place.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was called to assist and has taken the lead in the case, the sheriff's office said.

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