Navy: 2 Soldiers Injured, Suspect In Custody After Shooting At Naval Base

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The U.S. Navy confirms that two soldiers were injured in a shooting on Navy base property in Millington, Tenn. Thursday.

The soldiers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty opened fire but was quickly taken into custody, said a law enforcement official briefed on the developments. The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Naval Support Activity Mid-South base was put on lockdown as a precaution but it has since been lifted.

Naval Support Activity Mid-South has more than 7,500 military, civilian and contract personnel working on the base, according to the facility’s official website. The facility is home to human resources operations and serves as headquarters to the Navy Personnel Command, Navy Recruiting Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center.

Last month, Aaron Alexis killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard before he was fatally shot by police.

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