At Least Two Shot Near Millington Naval Base In Tennessee

The Navy said the shooter is in custody.

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Updated - 3 p.m. ET

At least two people have been reportedly shot outside an Army National Guard recruiting center near Millington Naval Base in Tennessee. The shooter, who is in police custody, was allegedly an employee who had just been fired. The victims are reported to be in noncritical conditions.

Millington Naval Base, officially known as Naval Support Activity Mid-South, serves "as the Navy's Human Resources Center of Excellence," according to its official description. More than 7,500 military, civilian, and contract personnel work on base, and many major commands are centered there.

The suspect used a small handgun to inflict single gunshot wounds — one victim was shot in the leg, the other in the foot, according to officials.The two people shot were taken to a hospital.

The Navy said on its official Twitter account that neither of the injured had life-threatening injuries.

The Navy confirmed reports of a shooting through its Twitter account.

#BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm incident near Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington. Details to follow.

U.S. Navy

@USNavy

#BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm incident near Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington. Details to follow.

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#BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm suspect in custody. This is not an active shooter situation. More to follow.

U.S. Navy

@USNavy

#BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm suspect in custody. This is not an active shooter situation. More to follow.

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Memphis reporters have been tweeting updates as the situation develops.

CMcCowan_WREG3

@CMcCowan_WREG3

Here on scene in Millington

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This appears to be the Tennessee Army National Guard building and not the naval base. It's actually across the street from the naval base

CMcCowan_WREG3

@CMcCowan_WREG3

This appears to be the Tennessee Army National Guard building and not the naval base. It's actually across the street from the naval base

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Hearing 2 people were shot by employee just relieved of duty at the Millington Naval Base. He is now in custody.@3onyourside is on the scene

Michele Reese

@MReese_WREG3

Hearing 2 people were shot by employee just relieved of duty at the Millington Naval Base. He is now in custody.@3onyourside is on the scene

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