Thursday’s shooting at a naval base in Corpus Christi, Texas has been deemed “terror related” by the FBI. The base is located just over 200 miles from Houston, Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico. Described as an “Arab male,” according to the Associated Press, Corpus Christi resident Adam Alsahli was identified as the gunman. Alsahli was later killed after a stand-off with law enforcement officials. Texas authorities said that the gunman attempted to drive his vehicle through the base’s gates, only to be stopped by a security official; he shot a female security officer, in an attempt to enter the base.
The FBI would like to recognize the bravery and heroism of the NAS personnel who took quick action to prevent the shooter from entering the base and engaged the shooter, potentially saving many innocent lives. (1 of 3) #CorpusNASShooting— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) May 22, 2020
We are not ruling out any possible motives and continue to investigate all leads. When we are able to release additional information, we will do so.— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) May 22, 2020
We are asking anyone with any information about today's shooting to please call 1-800-CALL-FBI. (3 of 3)
The investigation is still underway, as law enforcement officials look for more suspects.
The FBI says the Thursday morning shooting that wounded one sailor at a Naval air station in Texas was an act of terrorism.— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 21, 2020
Investigators say the gunman tried to crash a car through the gate of the facility and then opened fire.
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