An active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in Virginia, just south of Richmond.
“Active shooter incident reported at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020,” said a tweet posted by the base’s verified Twitter account around 9:30 a.m. The post, according to the tweet, is on lockdown.
The building in which the shooter is located is the headquarters for the Army’s Combined Arms Support Command.
One person responded, noting that “My husband is safe. Everyone is out of building. Still active as far as I know.”
According to CBS 6, an “All clear” has been issued, with an intercom announcement stating that “The law enforcement event is over.”
At the moment, no further information is available. It is unclear if this was a drill, or if the shooter has been detained. We will keep you updated.
The base later provided an update explaining that the situation was sparked by a female soldier shooting and wounding herself.
“Early reports indicate the Soldier turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself. The Soldier was transported Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Her condition is not known at this time.
Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are on scene and investigating the incident. Fort Lee officials take this incident very seriously and are fully cooperating with the investigation.
No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.”
This article has been updated to provide further details on the situation.