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Update: Officials identify Airmen killed in Lackland shooting

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  • By Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Public Affairs
The 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, Brig. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, confirmed the identities of the two Airmen killed in a workplace violence incident April 8 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex, according to a news release.

Lt. Col. William A. Schroeder, the 342nd Training Squadron commander, and Tech. Sgt. Steven D. Bellino, a 342nd TRS student, were found dead inside an office of the squadron's headquarters building at the annex around 8:50 a.m. by first responders. The next of kin of the deceased have been notified by Air Force officials.

Two handguns were found at the scene by first responders and the ongoing investigation also confirmed that this was a workplace violence incident and not the result of a terrorist attack.

"The 37th Training Wing mourns the loss of our Airmen and family members" said Brig. Gen. Trent H. Edwards, the commander of the 37th Training Wing, where both members were assigned. "Our primary focus at this time is to take care of the family and the men and women who are grieving our losses.

"A tragedy of this type is felt by each and every member, but we will pull together to help our own," LaBrutta added.

Air Force officials are still investigating the incident and additional information regarding this incident will be released through public affairs channels as it becomes available.

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Brig. Gen. Trent H. Edwards, commander of the 37th Training Wing, has issued a statement saying that no trainees were affected by the April 8 incident.

“I want to notify you that no basic trainees or family members were injured or harmed in today's incident,” Edwards said in the statement. “Please rest assured that we are taking all precautions and measures to ensure their continued safety."

EARLIER:

Two people were killed in a shooting April 8 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex, sparking an active shooter alert on base. There are no indications that this was a terrorist attack.

Base first responders and local authorities have contained the scene and an investigation of the incident is underway.
Names of the deceased are not being released pending notification of next of kin.

A press conference will be held at the JBSA-Lackland Medina Base Road Gate at 11 a.m. with Brig. Gen. Bob Labrutta, the Joint Base San Antonio and 502nd Air Base Wing commander, along with officials from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

More details will be released as they become available.