San Antonio base lifts lockdown after report of active shooter

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas lifted a lockdown Wednesday after a reported shooting near the main gate caused no injuries, officials said.

Possible shots were first heard outside the base’s Valley Hi Gate around 11:50 a.m. local time, though responders did not "determine anything up front.” 

The base had issued an active shooter warning on Twitter, advising its personnel to “implement LOCKDOWN procedures immediately and take cover.”


An update, issued just before 1:30 p.m. local time, said the shooting was suspected to have happened outside the Valley Hi Gate and there were no suspected injuries.

Security forces and local police were investigating a “couple of leads right now to confirm gunshots did take place," 802nd Security Forces head Lt. Col. Brian Loveless told reporters.

No one reported seeing a shooting, Loveless said.

“JBSA emergency responders are working with the San Antonio police department to clear the area and search for the shooters,” the base said in an earlier statement posted to Facebook.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby had told reporters on Wednesday that he was aware of the shooting and that there are no reported injuries but referred further questions to the Air Force.

"As I walked out here the base was still on lockdown," Kirby said at the end of a Defense Department media briefing.

— Updated at 6:04 p.m.