Active Shooter Reported At Corpus Christi N.A.S. Naval Air Station Thursday Morning

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX. (THECOUNT) — An active shooting is being reported at Corpus Christi N.A.S. Naval Air Station Thursday morning.

Officials at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi confirmed shots were fired around 6:45 a.m. Thursday at the North Gate entrance.

The base is currently on lockdown.

NAS-CC officials issued the following statement:

“NAS-Corpus Christi is now in a lockdown status. There is an active shooter in the vicinity of the North Gate. If you are in or near the North Gate get out and away to safety. Execute lockdown procedures — remain indoors and away from windows.”

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Geo quick facts: Corpus Christi is a Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s tucked into a bay and its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to migratory birds and endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The harborfront Texas State Aquarium has touch pools, an aquatic nursery and a shark exhibit. Nearby, a WWII aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, now houses a naval aviation museum – wikipedia.