Two Wounded In Shooting At Tennessee Armory

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Two Wounded In Shooting At Tennessee Armory

October 24, 2013 Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 3:46 PM EDT

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NBC News) -- The Navy base in Millington, Tenn., was in lockdown Thursday afternoon after three National Guardsmen got into a fight nearby, and the argument led to gunfire.

According to a U.S. military official, the men got into the altercation at the National Guard Armory in Millington and one pulled a small handgun. One guardsman was shot in the foot and the other in the leg, the official said.

The incident did not take place on the base, the Naval Support Activity Midsouth in Millington, but at the armory, which is on Navy property.

"This is not Navy related," the military official told NBC News.

The wounds to the two victims, who were transported to the regional medical center, were not life threatening, officials said.

The suspected shooter -- who police said was apprehended by employees at the armory -- was in custody in the Millington jail, a former Navy brig.

Rita Stainback, the Millington police chief, did not provide details but did say the suspected shooter had been "taken down" when officers arrived on the scene.

Millington is a city of some 10,000 people about 9 miles north of Memphis.




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