Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene got quite the scare early Wednesday morning, as the 7th Security Forces Squadron on base responded to a call regarding a single gunshot fired.
According to Dyess, the call was taken at approximately midnight when active shooter and lockdown procedures were implemented.
No one was injured as a result of the gunshot.
It wasn’t until 2:45 a.m. when it was determined there was no longer an immediate threat and the lockdown was terminated.
The incident remains under investigation.
In the meantime, Colonel David Benson, 7th Bomb Wing Commander, issued this statement: “The safety and security of the base is paramount. The procedures were implemented to ensure the safety of the team of Dyess airmen and families, and allow security forces to start the investigation process and conduct a sweep of the base.”