Two airmen dead in Air Force base shooting

Two airmen dead in Air Force base shooting
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An early Monday shooting left two airmen dead at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, military officials said. 

Base emergency service responded to the shooting, which happened at approximately 4:30 a.m. local time, according to a statement from the Air Force base.

Additional details on the shooting weren’t immediately available, though officials said it was contained and there was no current risk to other personnel. They added that the incident is under investigation. 


The names of the two dead 319th Reconnaissance Wing members were not released, in keeping in accordance with the military's policy of withholding identities for 24 hours after family members are notified. 

"Base medical teams have deployed disaster mental health [services] to care for those impacted," the base statement added.