FBI says Texas naval base shooting is ‘terrorism-related’

Corpus Christi Attack
Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP

By Lolita C. Baldor and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

(AP)– The FBI says a shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead is being investigated as “terrorism-related.”

Officials familiar with the investigation identified the suspect as Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi.

Officials say the shooting began about 6:15 a.m. Thursday when a gunman tried to speed through a gate at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi in a vehicle and opened fire on security workers.

A female sailor was struck but rolled and hit a switch that raised a barrier to stop the vehicle. The gunman was then killed in an exchange of gunfire.

©The Associated Press 2020

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