BREAKING: Active Shooter at Fort Lee, Virginia

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The U.S Army’s Fort Lee base in Virginia is reporting the end of an active shooter incident. Their Facebook page says the incident occurred at Building 5020 at the Combined Arms Support Command. “An all clear has been issued by the Fort Lee installation operations center at 9:50 a.m. The law enforcement event is over.” Quoting an unnamed official source, Fox News reports that “a single female shooter — described as ‘disgruntled’ — has been detained by authorities at the base in central Virginia. She appears to have been injured during the shooting. No other injuries to personnel have been reported at this time.” 

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  1. avatar former water walker says:

    Hope all the unarmed soldiers are OK. Hope it’s NOT Muslim.

    1. avatar BillC says:

      Place bets?

    2. avatar Lolinski says:

      +1

      Whenever a muslim or alleged muslim does something I am to be held responsible for some reason. Same applies to people who like guns.

      1. avatar Thomas Reed says:

        So are you Muslim? I am a gun owner. And the one thing I do is speak out against ignorant, irresponsible and careless gun owners. if you have read any of my responses you will constantly hear one theme from me. Gun owners are responsible for keeping their own back yard cleaned up. Every time some nut case breaks loose and goes to town on a school that is one step closer to the day we have the second amendment repealed. And if we as gun owners do nothing to prevent it then we as gun owners are responsible for what happens. It is our right and our freedoms. If we the owners do nothing to create a safe and sane world then we disserve to lose those rights. The same goes for Muslims! If you are willing to sit by and let some radical group turn your religious views into Godzilla that is your religion not mine. IT is your religious extremist that are making threats. Do you really think for one moment that I am going to support such actions or condone the religion that allows it free reign? Just as the average citizen is going to get tired of nut cases shooting up schools will sooner or later result in the second amendment being repealed. It is our right, our responsibility to make sure that that right is not lost because of some radical fringe. We as gun owners must be on the front line to make sure that stupid, irresponsible and dangerous acts are identified, and actions are taken to prevent it from happening again. And no, the answer is not to buy more guns and ammo.

        1. avatar Rich Grise says:

          I’m a Neodruid.

        2. avatar Lolinski says:

          What do you think we do? Problem is, it doesn’t fit the narrative that muslims are bloodthirsty monsters who will burn your women and rape your churches the second they get the chance.

          What saddens me is that gun owners face the same issue yet a good deal of them are against us.

          Also, it ain’t fun being part of three (3) disliked groups. Gun enthusiasist/owner, muslim and of course the classic foreigner/immigrant. So I have a bit of experience being slandered and hated.

    3. avatar Rich Grise says:

      An armed female Muslim? Place bets on that!

  2. avatar Mediocrates says:

    I wonder if somebody SWATed the commanding general?

  3. avatar FlaResident says:

    Looks like a suicide attempt: Per their facebook page

    Fort Lee has given the ALL CLEAR following an incident at Fort Lee earlier this morning.

    Fort Lee first responders responded to a report of a female Soldier with a gun inside the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, Bldg. 5020 at approximately 9 a.m. today.

    Early reports indicate the Soldier turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself. 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.

    1. avatar Chip Bennett says:

      Sad. There’s way too much of that among our military personnel. If she survives, I hope she gets the help she needs.

      1. avatar Sian says:

        If it’s from the VA they’ll just put her out of her misery.

        1. avatar Will says:

          Unfortunately, putting her out of her misery will be long and drawn out with the VA involved… she’ll suffer.

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Looks like her suicide was unfortunately successful.

  4. avatar Lee says:

    Thanks. I dont know what id do if ttag didnt tell me about every active shooter…

    1. avatar mark_anthony_78 says:

      Perhaps you’d have time to read another (free) blog containing only the articles that meet your approval.

    2. avatar Dev says:

      If it bothers you don’t read the stories. Those of us who are concerned about the antis using these incidents to justify revoking our rights and confiscation like to have this information shared and available with as much true details as possible.

      1. avatar Richard in WA says:

        I just look at the pictures. The TTAG centerfold is to die for!

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          This is a gun blog, so I don’t think that “to die for” is exactly what RF wants to portray. 🙂

        2. avatar Bob in Washington says:

          I just read it for the articles.

    3. avatar Piet Padkos says:

      Honestly, I agree, in the sense that without TTAG I wouldn’t be aware of them at all. They aren’t on the news were I live.

      I truly believed Newtown was an anomaly before I came here.

  5. Fox is reporting single female shooter apprehended, described as ‘disgruntled’, they seem to be the ONLY outlet reporting such: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/25/active-shooter-reported-at-fort-lee-in-virginia/

    1. avatar David PA/NJ says:

      Yeah CNNs whole page is devoted to some small town funeral for a thug. Shame

      1. avatar Emfourty Gasmask says:

        Notice how quiet the news is about that whole thing now that it turns out he just might be the stereotypical thug gangsta too-hard wannabe?

        1. avatar Pascal says:

          Yep, all the major MSM sites had banner sporting “Active shooter alert” and then — nothing.

        2. avatar Jus Bill says:

          It’s gonna be all OK – Al “the Snitch” is gonna give the eulogy. Hope the Bearcats didn’t leave.

      2. avatar Nedd Ludd says:

        Reply to: David PA/NJ

        Thug??? You is assasinatin’ his character.

        Here’s what the always unbiased, agenda-free Associated Press has to say:
        Michael Brown called ‘little kid in big body’
        http://bigstory.ap.org/article/michael-brown-called-little-kid-big-body

        “Kennedy, his teacher, says Brown had to break free from being around kids who “caused him to be in the wrong place at the wrong time a lot of times. …. He had been around too many thugs.”
        Kennedy said: “Brown,… could be led astray by kids who were bad influences but by spring, he became focused on getting his degree.”

        See, it wasn’t Big ‘Mikes fault – He was no thug – He just hung around with thugs – It was those thugs who caused him to be in the “wrong place”. He was led astray…

        Like in the song from West Side Story”
        “He’s depraved on account of he’s deprived.”
        Officer Krupke:

        w lyrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq28qCklEHc

        Michael Brown called ‘little kid in big body’
        By SHARON COHEN and JIM SUHR
        — Aug. 24, 2014 5:53 PM EDT
        http://bigstory.ap.org/article/michael-brown-called-little-kid-big-body

        1. avatar Jus Bill says:

          I see – Baby Huey instead of Bigfoot.

  6. avatar Gene says:

    Interesting. From the initial information, it sounded more like someone wore a shirt with picture of a gun on it.

  7. avatar Cameron says:

    My bet is that she was raped and eveyone refused to do anything about it. She had her back against a wall and had no other option.

    1. avatar Yellow Devil says:

      You know, betting with your online credibility is not worth much these days.

  8. avatar Bob72 says:

    In 85, we would get a lot of suicides and attempted suicides in Basic Training and Technical School. Some people cannot handle the pressure. We would also get people who think the military is their last chance, and freak when they find out they cannot make it. There was a reason that instructors would wear pistols during firearms training. Our Basic Training barracks were tall two story buildings. It was amazing how many suicidal people got enough velocity to pop their heads on the pavement below.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      NBC reports that she had 14 years in service, including a noncombat deployment to Iraq, so we are talking a career soldier.

      1. avatar Lolinski says:

        Maybe she grew a conscience?

        I fear that happening to me too.

  9. avatar Alan Longnecker says:

    What I find disturbing is that being happy with your job makes you “gruntled”.

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      It’s underwhelming, all right.

  10. avatar The Stig says:

    Supposedly she walked thought the entrance, put a handgun under her chin and shot herself. The angle appears to have been a little bit off because she only managed to wound herself and not kill herself. I guess the bullet passed out through her jaw/lower face.

    But I’m not there and this is only the RUMINT.

  11. avatar Dark says:

    Half my family (my step mom was a former soldier– Private First Class, thank you) lives near/in that fort and this scares the absolute hell out of me. I was just there. YESTERDAY.

  12. avatar Jus Bill says:

    I read somewhere today that she did the deed with her personal pistol.

    Very, very sad. RIP.

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