Two National Guard members shot at Tennessee armory

Two U.S. National Guard soldiers were wounded in a shooting at a National Guard armory near Memphis, Tenn., shortly after noon Thursday, officials said.

Officials said a suspect, a National Guard member, was apprehended by fellow service members before Millington police arrived and was taken into custody.


The two service members were each shot once, one in the foot and the other in the leg, officials said.

The injuries were not expected to be life-threatening.

The Naval Support Activity Mid-South facility next to the National Guard armory was put on lockdown as a precaution, the U.S. Navy's official account tweeted.

The lockdown has since been lifted.

The Navy base serves as a human-resource center with more than 7,500 military and civilian personnel on the premises.

The Millington incident comes just weeks after former Navy service member Aaron Alexis went on a shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16, killing 12 people.

A National Guard spokesperson was expected to hold a news conference Thursday afternoon.