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A naval base shooting at Millington has seen two men injured, with one person shot in the foot and the other shot in the leg. Neither victim is thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries.
The Millington Naval Base was put on lockdown following the shooting, which occurred adjacent to the facility. According to reports the suspected shooter was taken into custody, and is believed to be a Navy recruiter who had just been relieved of duty at the Tennessee naval base.
The shooting occurred inside the National Guard Armory just outside the base, and occurred after the suspect had just been relieved of his duties, when he went to retrieve a small handgun from his car, and then return to carry out the shooting, according to reports from local police.
Following the shooting the suspect was quickly tackled to the ground by two other soldiers and taken into custody at the Millington Police Department.
Millington Naval Base employs more than 7,500 military and civilian personnel. The suspect gunman was reportedly arguing with two other men before he pulled out his gun and allegedly fired at them both.
Details were released about the Millington Naval Base via the Naval Support Activity Mid-South military website:
"NSA Mid-South, located in Millington, Tennessee, just north of Memphis, serves as the Navy's Human Resources Center of Excellence. Headquartered onboard NSA Mid-South are Navy Personnel Command, Navy Recruiting Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center.
"We are continuing our goal to become the Navy's premiere support installation by striving to maintain excellence in our facilities and services. The efforts and accomplishments of the NSA Mid-South team have been recognized and rewarded the past several years by repeatedly earning both the Governor of Tennessee's Quality Commitment Award and the Greater Memphis Association for Quality Leadership Award."