The lockdown at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has been lifted following reports of gunshots heard off-base on Tuesday morning.
Brig. Gen. Russell D. Driggers, the commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, said that security personnel heard about six to eight shots fired at around 9:30 a.m.
The shots were reportedly fired off-base toward the base, he said.
San Antonio police said that officers did not find a shooting scene, and it was not an active shooter situation, despite initially being called one by JBSA. SAPD added that there was no threat to the public.
“In times like these, with the events that have been happening recently, we want to take these types of situations very seriously. We have procedures that we put in place to do that,” Driggers said.
Further details about the shooting are unknown at this time. Driggers said he did not know if a gunman was in custody, but he believes it was only one incident.
While authorities investigated the gunshots, JBSA closed the Valley Hi gate and locked down facilities on Truemper Road, from Valley Hi to Carswell Avenue, and on Carswell Avenue, from Truemper Road to the 341st Training Squadron training complex.
All facilities have since been reopened and the Valley Hi gate has returned to normal operations.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.
LOCKDOWN UPDATE (REAL WORLD)-— JointBaseSanAntonio (@JBSA_Official) June 14, 2022
11:34 a.m. All Clear, All Clear. Locked down areas on JBSA-Lackland will reopen and gates will return to standard operations.
South Patrol Officers are investigating a “shots fired” call off Medina Base Road outside the gate at Lackland Air Force Base. At this time, there is not an active shooter situation. Officers are continuing to investigate but there is no threat to the public.— San Antonio PD (@SATXPolice) June 14, 2022