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‘All clear’ given at Fort Lee after active shooter reported

‘All clear’ given at Fort Lee after active shooter reported

'ALL CLEAR:' An active shooter had been reported at the army base in central Virginia shortly after 9 a.m. Photo: clipart.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A female soldier shot and wounded herself at Fort Lee, Virginia, on Monday, sparking a lockdown of the U.S. Army installation, the base said on its Facebook page.

The soldier turned the weapon on herself inside the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters and fired one shot, the statement said. Her condition was unknown.

The base, about 100 miles south of Washington, was locked down at about 9 a.m. EDT after a report of a shooter, the base said. An all clear was issued about 50 minutes later.

The shooting is under investigation, the statement said.

The Fort Lee shooting comes about four months after a soldier with mental health problems killed three people and wounded 16 at Fort Hood in Texas. The Fort Hood incident was the third shooting rampage at a U.S. military base in six months.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Jim Loney and Mohammad Zargham)

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