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Soldier Shoots Herself At Fort Lee

Soldier Shoots Herself At Fort Lee

By Jason Rima. CREATED Aug 25, 2014
FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - The Army says a female soldier with a gun inside a key building on a central Virginia base turned the gun on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others. 
 
The Army says in a news release that early reports indicate she fired one shot Monday morning at Fort Lee.
 
The base temporarily went on lockdown.
 
Officials say she was inside a four-story building that is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command.
 
Officials say the shooter was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and her condition is not known.
 
VCU confirms that it received a patient but did not give other details. 
 
Fort Lee is 25 miles south of Richmond and 130 miles from Washington.
 
The military says it's the Army's third-largest training site.
 
 
Original Story
 
The all clear has been given at Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia after an active shooter was reported there.

Army officials said the base was on lockdown and personnel were told to enact active shooter protocols.

The four-story building involved is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command.

No other details were immediately available.

The Department of Homeland Security uses the term "active shooter" to describe someone actively trying to kill people, usually in populated areas, with no pattern of choosing victims.

Fort Lee is about 25 miles south of Richmond and about 130 miles from Washington.

According to the military's website, Fort Lee is the Army's third-largest training site.

Its daily population is 34,000, with service members, families, civilians and contractors.

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