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An U.S. Air Force member shot his commander in an apparent murder-suicide on Friday at an Air Force base in San Antonio, a senior U.S. official said.

The Guardian reports:

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss the shooting at joint base San Antonio-Lackland.

Two handguns were found near the bodies of the men, which were inside a building that’s used for classrooms and offices, according to Brig Gen Robert LaBrutta, who oversees the base.

He stressed that the shooting was not an act of terrorism, and declined to identify the two, saying their families must be notified first. The air force’s office of special investigations is leading the investigation, and the FBI is assisting.

The fatal shooting of the two is the latest to occur at a military facility in Texas in the last several years.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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