FBI investigating shooting at Naval air station as terrorism

A shooting at a Naval Air station in Corpus Christi yesterday is now being said by the FBI to be terrorism-related:

CBS NEWS – A shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead is being investigated as “terrorism-related,” the FBI said Thursday. The shooting began around 6:15 a.m. Thursday at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.

The gunman tried to speed through a gate at the base in a vehicle and opened fire on security workers, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. A female sailor who is a member of the security force at the base was struck but was able to roll over and hit a switch that raised a barrier, stopping the vehicle from getting onto the base.

The man got out of the vehicle and was killed in an exchange of gunfire with security personnel, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details about an ongoing investigation.

Initially there was concern that shooter might have had explosives, the officials said, But Navy explosive experts did not find any.



Injured sailor has already been discharged from the hospital…

The injured sailor was treated for a minor injury at a hospital and discharged, according to a statement from the station command.

The FBI is investigating the shooting as “terrorism-related,” FBI Special Agent Leah Greeves said at a news conference Thursday afternoon, and investigators were working to determine whether a second person of interest was at large in the community.

“We have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism-related,” Greeves said. “We are working diligently with our state, local and federal partners on this investigation, which is fluid and evolving.”

I’m gonna go ahead and guess that it was a Saudi national who was disgruntled that the Pentagon stopped their program last year. Or perhaps someone sympathetic to the Saudi national program. I’ll let you know when we find out…

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