Thursday, October 24, 2013
A National Guardsman on Thursday shot two fellow Guardsmen just outside of Naval Support Activity Midsouth in Millington, Tennessee, according to Defense Media Activity-Navy. The suspect is in custody, and the two shooting victims have injuries that are not life-threatening.
News of the shooting broke when the Navy sent out several Tweets reporting a shooting at Naval Support Activity Midsouth - where more than 7,500 military, civilian, and contract personnel are employed.
Police say the shooting took place at the National Guard Armory, which is just outside of the base but still on Navy property.
A military official told NBC News that one Guardsman was shot in the leg, and the other in the foot. The suspect used a small handgun.
According to Defense Media Activity, the Army and Navy are investigation the shooting, along with local law enforcement.