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UPDATE: Female Shooter at Virginia Army Base Injures Herself

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UPDATE / FORT LEE, VA - The Army says a female soldier with a gun inside a key building on a central Virginia base turned the gun on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others.

    

The Army says early reports indicate she fired one shot Monday morning at Fort Lee. The base temporarily went on lockdown. Officials say she was inside a four-story building that is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command.

    

The Army says the shooter was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and her condition is not known. VCU confirms that it received a patient, but did not give other details.


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FORT LEE, VA - A Pentagon spokeswoman says a shooter on a Virginia Army base did not wound anyone, but she is uncertain of the shooter's status. The shooter was reported Monday morning at Fort Lee and the base locked down temporarily before an all clear was issued. The Army's Combined Arms Support Command. Pentagon spokeswoman Alayne Conway says the situation is under control. 

The four-story building involved is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command. No other details were available. 

Base personnel were told to enact "active shooter" protocols. The Department of Homeland Security uses the term to describe someone actively trying to kill people, usually in populated areas, with no pattern of choosing victims. 

Fort Lee is 25 miles south of Richmond and 130 miles from Washington. The military says it's the Army's third-largest training site.


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