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Tenn Navy Base shooting; suspect in custody

2:16 PM, Oct 24, 2013   |    comments
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A Navy base in Tennessee was temporarily locked down Thursday afternoon following a shooting incident that has wounded at least two people.

CNN reported that a National Guardsman got into a fight with two other soldiers near the base. One reportedly pulled a gun, striking one man in the foot and the second in the leg, according to local TV station WMC-TV.

The lockdown ended about 90 minutes following the incident after a suspect was taken into custody.

The sprawling base is located in Millington, near Memphis, and is one of Tennessee's largest employers. More than 7,500 military and civilians work at the facility, which serves as a center for Navy personnel, logistical support, recruiting and as a finance center for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Thursday's incident comes just six weeks after Aaron Alexis fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting at Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Alexis, a government contractor and Navy veteran, died during a gunfight with police.


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