• Shooting reported at Fort Knox

    by  • April 3, 2013 • News

    breaking-news1FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for the Fort Knox Army post in central Kentucky says a shooting has occurred there, but he had no immediate word on whether anyone was injured.

    Kyle Hodges says the shooting Wednesday afternoon was near the post’s human resources center. He was on his way back to the post after receiving word of the shooting.

    WAVE-TV reported the post was on a heightened security alert.

    Update April 3, 2013 8:45 p.m. CT

    The Army base at Fort Knox, Ky., was briefly locked down and remained on heightened security Wednesday evening after a shooting on the post, military officials said.

    A civilian was flown by helicopter to a hospital, but there was no immediate word on the victim’s condition, a military official told NBC News.

    The shooting occurred shortly after 5 p.m. ET near the Army’s Human Resource Command, which is headquartered at Fort Knox. The base was placed on full lockdown, but it was lifted early Wednesday evening, the official said.

    Kentucky State Police issued a lookout for a subject connected with the shooting, but they didn’t release a description, NBC station WAVE of Louisville reported.

    The military base, which sprawls over 170 miles in three counties about 30 miles south of Louisville, Ky., is separate from but adjacent to the famous federal gold depository.