Naval Air Station Corpus Christi shooting terror-related, person of interest may be-at-large

By LUIS MARTINEZ, MATTHEW FUHRMA, and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — One security guard was shot and injured near the gate of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas on Thursday morning.

The guard is in good condition and is expected to be released from medical care later in the day, a defense official told ABC News.

The shooting unfolded at about 6:15 a.m. local time when the suspect sped through a gate, activating vehicle barriers which stopped the car, the defense official said.

The driver then got out of the car and began shooting, the defense official said.

“The shooter no longer poses a threat,” the FBI said.

“Electronic media” was discovered at the scene, said Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec.

“The Department of Justice’s counterterrorism section is working closely with the FBI, the US Attorneys Office in SDTX and other federal and local authorities to expeditiously investigate the circumstances of this event and all available evidence,” Kupec said.

The security guard suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital later in the day, Navy officials said.

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