All Clear at Fort Lee Army Base After Report of Shooter

The military post had reported an active shooting situation via social media Monday morning.

A ribbon cutting ceremony at Fort Lee on May 5, 2011.
National Journal
Marina Koren
Aug. 25, 2014, 5:58 a.m.

Fort Lee Army Base was put on lock­down Monday morn­ing after a fe­male sol­dier shot her­self there, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials.

The Vir­gin­ia mil­it­ary post was giv­en the all-clear about 50 minutes after the act­ive shoot­ing situ­ation was re­por­ted through a post on the base’s Face­book page:

An act­ive shoot­er in­cid­ent has been re­por­ted on Fort Lee at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020. All per­son­nel should en­act act­ive shoot­er pro­to­cols im­me­di­ately. The in­stall­a­tion is be­ing locked down un­til fur­ther no­tice. More info to fol­low.

CASCOM is the Army’s Com­bined Arms Sup­port Com­mand, which provides train­ing for sol­diers. The four-story build­ing is the headquar­ters for the Army base.

The sol­dier “turned the gun on her­self and fired one shot,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from Fort Lee re­por­ted by The Wash­ing­ton Post. She was trans­por­ted to the Vir­gin­ia Com­mon­wealth Uni­versity Med­ic­al Cen­ter, where she was pro­nounced dead.

A Pentagon spokes­wo­man told the As­so­ci­ated Press that the shoot­er did not wound any­one.

This story has been up­dated with more in­form­a­tion.

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