The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 11, 2013

1 wounded in shooting at US Army post in Texas

By PAUL J. WEBER
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — An instructor at an Army medical training school at a military base in Texas was wounded Monday when a fellow service member shot her outside her office, authorities said.

The suspect later surrendered to police, and authorities say no one else was ever in danger.

Col. Jim Chevallier, vice commander of 502 Air Base Wing, would not give the identity of the shooter or victim or discuss any possible relationship between the two. But San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told the San Antonio Express-News that the victim and shooter were involved in a relationship.

The incident took place at Fort Sam Houston’s Army Medical Department Center and School at about 2:50 p.m. Authorities said the shooter was a soldier who came into the victim’s office and began talking to her. The pair then continued a discussion on a veranda outside the building, where the shooter eventually fired multiple shots from a handgun, Chevallier said.

It was not clear how many shots were fired. The victim’s co-workers are medical professionals, and they were the first to attend to her wounds. She remained hospitalized on post late Monday and was in stable condition.

“It started as a conversation,” Col. Randy Anderson said. “He came into her office space, and then she took him out of the building. It occurred there.”

The suspect is in custody at Fort Sam Houston, but authorities wouldn’t say if he’s been charged.

Authorities locked down the base for about two hours while military police cleared the building where the shooting took place.