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2 shot on Navy base in US; 1 in custody

US Navy: Person in custody after 2 shot on Navy base in Tennessee; facility locked down

2 shot on Navy base in US; 1 in custody

MILLINGTON, Tennessee (AP) -- A gunman opened fire at a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee and wounded two service members before being taken into custody Thursday, the military said.

The Navy wrote on its official Twitter page that the suspect was in custody after the shooting at Naval Support Activity Mid-South. The Navy said two soldiers were wounded, though neither had life-threatening injuries.

The Navy says the base was briefly placed on lockdown as a precaution.

A Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty opened fire, 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.

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.

Updated : 2021-08-03 17:55 GMT+08:00