2 dead after North Dakota air base shooting (Video)

The military is still investigating the incident

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AIRMEN FIRST CLASS BRODY KATKA/U.S. Air Force

State flags lead up to the main gate of Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, Oct. 31, 2019. The base is home to the 319th Reconnaissance Wing, which was re-designated from the 319th Air Base Wing in June 2019.

Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A shooting early Monday has left two airmen dead at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, the military said.

The base’s emergency services members responded to the shooting, which occurred at 4:30 a.m., a statement from the military said. Officials said there is no risk to other personnel, and the shooting remains under investigation.

The airmen are members of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing. Officials plan to withhold their names and units until 24 hours after family members are notified. Medical teams are providing disaster mental health services to help people who are affected, the base said.

Staff Sgt. Elijaih Tiggs said the military alone is investigating. He would not say if anyone was in custody or was being sought in connection with the shooting.

Further information was expected to be released Monday afternoon, Tiggs said.

319th Reconnaissance Wing Commander Col. Cameron Pringle gave an update on the shooting incident.

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