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FBI: Shooting at Texas naval base was ‘terrorism-related’

An armed person who shot and wounded a sailor Thursday morning at a Texas naval air station was killed by security forces. (CNN VAN photo)
An armed person who shot and wounded a sailor Thursday morning at a Texas naval air station was killed by security forces. (CNN VAN photo)(KWTX)
Published: May. 21, 2020 at 7:30 AM CDT
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The FBI says a shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead is being investigated as “terrorism-related.”

Officials familiar with the investigation identified the gunman as Adam Alshali of Corpus Christi.

The shooting began around 6:15 a.m. Thursday at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.

U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation say the shooter tried to speed through a gate at the base in a vehicle, but security personnel put up a barrier to stop him.

They say the man then got out of the car and opened fire, wounding a member of the security force at the base.

The female sailor was struck, but rolled and hit a switch that raised a barrier to stop the vehicle.

The shooter was killed by security personnel.

The wounded sailor is in good condition.

An official told the AP that the sailor was wearing body armor.

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