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Two dead in murder-suicide at Texas base

Brig. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, alongside other officials, spoke at a news conference Friday providing more information about Friday’s shooting at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Video by PBS NewsHour

At least two people have been killed in an apparent murder-suicide at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, local authorities said Friday.

Brig. Gen. Robert LaBrutta said two handguns were found near the bodies in a building on the base, but said he will not identify the men until the next of kin have been notified.

A senior U.S. official told the Associated Press that an airman shot his commander.

LaBrutta said there was no indication that Friday’s shooting was an act of terrorism.

Texas authorities responded to reports of an active shooter around 9:50 a.m. EDT at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland this morning, Bexar County sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said at a news conference.

Air Force basic training is carried out at the base. It’s also more than 150 miles away from the Fort Hood military base where Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 31 others in 2009.

This is a developing story. PBS NewsHour will update the post as more details become available.

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