“SECURITY ALERT: ENTRANCE TO BASE AND HOSPITAL RESTRICTED DUE TO SECURITY ALERT. PLEASE SHELTER IN PLACE UNTIL NOTIFIED.”
Not long after the alert was sent via text message the troops received this text message:
“Code White. There is an Active Shooter in the A M.C.C. Remain calm. Silence your cell phone. Run, hide, fight. Help is on the way.”
BREAKING: a shooting suspect is now in custody at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. A base spokesperson confirmed active shooter situation started around 6:30 this morning. Officials are speaking with the suspect now. No word on injuries or victims at this point.
— Angela Chen KESQ (@AngelaWChen) July 7, 2020
Twenty Nine Palms is the largest marine Corps base in the United States and is home to Communications and Electronics schools as well as Tanks. As is common in today’s world the base also sent out a Tweet confirming they were aware of the situation…
#BREAKING: We are aware of reports of an active shooter at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center – Twentynine Palms. More to follow.
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) July 7, 2020
If there are any further developments we will update the story!