EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSNational Guard Member Opens Fire At Base In Tenn.; Suspect In Custody
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Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 24, 2013 2:50 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 24, 2013 3:30 PM EDT
Police said a member of the National Guard opened fire at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being taken into custody.
Millington Police Chief Rita Stanback said the shooter was apprehended Thursday by other National Guard members. Stanback says the two people shot were also National Guard members.
The two people shot were taken to a hospital. Stanback said at a news conference that their conditions were not immediately known, though the Navy says on its official Twitter account that neither had life-threatening injuries.
A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, said the gunman was a recruiter who had been relieved of duty.
U.S. Navy officials say a suspect is in custody after a shooting on Navy property at a facility in Tennessee.
A tweet on the Navy's official Twitter page says Naval Support Activity Midsouth in Millington, near Memphis, is on lockdown. One person is in custody, according to the Navy.
A Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty shot two people at a Navy base north of Memphis and was quickly taken into custody, according to a law enforcement official who had been briefed on the developments.
The injuries were not life-threatening, said that official and another official, both of whom spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
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