Tenn. Navy Base on Lockdown Following Reports of Shootings

11:46 PM, Oct 24, 2013   |    comments
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Gary Strauss, USA TODAY

A Navy base in Tennessee is on lockdown following a shooting incident that has wounded at least two people.

The Navy confirmed a report of an "incident" Thursday afternoon, saying a suspect was in custody and the base was not under "an active shooter situation."


CNN reported that a National Guardsman got into a fight with two other soldiers on base.

The 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 base, which serves as a center for Navy personnel, logistical support, recruiting and as a finance center for the Army Corps of Engineers.

The 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.

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