Army base shooting suspect taken into custody

Posted: 8:27 PM, Jun 11, 2013
Updated: 2013-06-11 20:27:21-04


(LA TIMES) — A gunman who fired shots at the Army’s Joint Base San Antonio-Ft. Sam Houston on Monday afternoon, wounding one person, has been taken into custody, officials said.

The post was locked down shortly after 2:50 p.m. Central Time when the shooting began at the base’s Army Medical Department Center and School headquarters, spokesman Brent Boller told the Los Angeles Times.

Thousands of students and faculty were in the building at the time, Boller said, and at least one person — an unidentified woman — was hospitalized.

“We’ve got one patient,” Dewey Mitchell, a spokesman for the San Antonio Military Medical Center, told The Times, adding that the patient was stable.

Base officials and San Antonio police responded, the suspect was taken into custody and the lockdown was lifted by 3:45 p.m., Boller said.

“He either turned himself in or was captured,” Boller said.

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