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Fort Knox shooting leaves one civilian dead

An investigation is ongoing in the shooting death of a Fort Knox civilian employee Wednesday. Authorities have said the attack was not random and that they are "investigating a personal incident."  

New Army recruits train on the bayonet course at Fort Knox in 2004. A nonrandom shooting was reported on the U.S. Army base on Wednesday, killing one man.


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A man who worked as a civilian Army employee was shot to death on Wednesday in a parking lot at the Fort Knox U.S. Army base in Kentucky in an incident that prompted a security lockdown there, officials said.

Authorities said the shooting was "not a random act" and the shooter remained at large on Wednesday night.

The shooting, which came less than two weeks after a U.S. Marine shot dead two colleagues at a Virginia base, occurred on Wednesday afternoon outside the U.S. Army Human Resources Command headquarters, the Army said in a statement.

The victim, an employee of the Army Human Resources Command, was transported by ambulance to Ireland Army Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Army said.

"Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence," Chris Grey, spokesperson for the independent Army investigative agency, said in the statement.

Fort Knox's gates were locked down to all inbound and outbound traffic as a standard security measure, the Army said. The main gate was reopened an hour later.

Fort Knox, near Louisville, is home to more than 40,000 U.S. military personnel, family members and civilian employees.


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