Naval Base Shooting: Two Injured At Tennessee ArmoryBy: Tobias Roth - October 24, 2013
We all remember the shooter that went wild at the Navy yard in Washington in September. Today, another naval base has been attacked by a shooter in Tennessee, causing the naval base to go on a lockdown.
The gun violence in the United States has elevated to an alarming rate in recent years, and something clearly need to be done in order to stop these kinds of attacks.
Officials reported earlier on Thursday that a member of the national guard had opened fire at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee. During the attack, he injured two soldiers, before being subdued and disarmed by other soldiers on site.
Two national guard members were shot, one being injured in the leg, and the other in the foot. The victims were rushed to the hospital to treat their non life-threatening injuries, and are expected to be able to go home soon.
The shooter was a recruiter who had previously been relieved of his duty. His name has not been revealed, but Major General Max Haston of the Tennessee Military Department told reporters that the suspect is a sergeant first-class, who has worked for the National Guard for the past six or seven years.
The Navy base in Millington, Tennessee, was briefly on lockdown during the afternoon on Thursday. While the event involved three members of the National Guard, the incident did not take place on the base, but at the armory, which is located on Navy property.
The Military has stated that this is not a Navy related issue. Thankfully, the suspect was brought into custody shortly after the incident or else much worse things could have happened. Millington Police Chief Rita Stanback said of the situation, “I’m sure there could have been more injury if they hadn’t taken him into custody.”
The Naval base shooting caused great drama earlier today in the small town of Millington. Millington is a town of roughly 10,000 people just 9 miles outside of Memphis.