2 dead after shooting at North Dakota air base

Elias Hubbard
June 1, 2020

Two airmen were killed Monday in an early morning shooting in a dormitory on Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, Air Force officials said.

Grand Forks AFB officials said they are investigating the shooting, which happened at about 4:30 a.m. and believe was an isolated incident. Officials said there is no risk to other personnel, and the shooting remains under investigation.

A spokesperson declined to confirm whether the shooting was the result of a murder-suicide or provide more details when DailyMail.com reached out.

Out of respect for the families of the two Airmen victims, their names and units have been withheld for up to 24 hours. Mental health services have been deployed at the base for to attend to military members and families impacted by the fatal incident.

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. Officials could not say whether the shooting was related to any kind of domestic dispute.

Further information was expected to be released Monday afternoon, Tiggs said.

The $4.5 billion base is located located north of the city of Emerado and 16 miles west of Grand Forks.

The base is home to about 1,600 military members and 900 civilian employees, Tiggs said.

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