Officials in Chattanooga, Tenn., responded to reports of an active shooter after one person was shot at a naval reserve center Thursday morning.
Early Thursday afternoon, Chattanooga Police announced “the active shooter situation is over.”
According to the Times Free Press, at least one officer was shot and transported to Erlanger hospital.
A worker at a restaurant next to the naval center told CNN she witnessed a man with “a high-powered rifle” fire multiple shots from a convertible silver Mustang into the recruiting offices at the center, located on Amnicola Highway, shortly before 11 a.m. EDT.
Both the hospital and nearby Chattanooga State Community College were placed on lockdown.
According to WTVC-TV, Chattanooga Police were investigating a second scene at a National Guard office on Lee Highway. A witness told the ABC affiliate he heard as many as 20 shots fired there before a car matching the description of the naval reserve shooter’s drove away. A photo posted to Facebook by a witness shows the door of that recruitment center littered with bullet holes.
The U.S. Navy later confirmed the shooting at the reserve center on Amnicola Highway, saying an investigation was under way.
Thursday’s shooting occurred less than two years after the September 2013 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, where a lone gunman killed 12 people in the second-deadliest attack on a military base in U.S. history.
Earlier this month, authorities investigated another possible shooting at the Navy Yard after an employee reported hearing possible gunfire. The base was later declared all clear. (Dylan Stableford/Yahoo News)
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