2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Texas Air Force base

  • AP, San Antonio
  • Updated: Apr 09, 2016 12:57 IST
Bexar County Sheriff's deputies are seen inside Lackland Air Force Base in this image tweeted by @BexarCoSheriff in San Antonio, Texas April 8, 2016. Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility. (REUTERS)

The fatal shooting of two people at a US Air Force base in Texas appears to be a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday.

Two bodies were found inside a room at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Bexar County sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said.

It’s believed the shooter is among the dead, Keith said, adding that sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers are continuing to search the building and nearby facilities.

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the military’s largest joint base, is the home of Air Force basic training.

Fort Hood in Texas was the site of the deadliest shooting at a US military base, when 13 people were killed and 31 were injured in 2009.

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