As reported by the US Army, an active shooter has been witnessed at the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) building after 9:30 a.m. on Monday. The area of Fort Lee near Richmond, Va., was under the threat of the sharp shooter with the US Army installation locked down.
Immediately after spotting the sharpshooter, the fort alerted everybody related to the area through its Twitter account by requesting them all to “enact active shooter protocols immediately.”
With CASCOM being a training and education center located on the base, at the south of Richmond, the area is already a high-alert region and the appearance of the active shooter is undoubtedly a matter to take seriously.
The US Army base has been providing gradual steps and precautions adopted on its part very well for the information of the public through their Facebook page. It was at the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, Building 5020, of the base where the incident was reported. The report says, “All personnel should enact active shooter protocols immediately.”
However, the matter to worry about at this point is that a spokesman for the base, who is situated about 100 miles (160 km) south of Washington, has no details of him as of yet. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating on the incident, but not much is known about the progress of the investigation.
Update: The US Army said the active shooter was a female soldier. Stating the details, it said the shooter first turned the weapon on herself and then shot once. Although she was later transported to the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, her condition is not known at present.