Two airmen killed in shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base

A shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base on Monday killed two service members with the 319th Reconnaissance Wing

Two airmen killed in shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base

A shooting incident at about 4:30 a.m. at Grand Forks Air Force Base on Monday left two active duty service members with the 319th Reconnaissance Wing dead, the wing’s public affairs office said.

“Base emergency services responded to the scene, have it contained and believe there is currently no risk to other personnel at this time,” the public affairs office wrote on its website. “This incident is under investigation.”

Out of respect for their families, the names of the victims will be withheld for 24 hours to notify their next-of-kin.

Base medical teams also deployed “disaster mental health” to care for those impacted, the office added.

According to the Grand Forks Herald, the incident occurred in a dormitory on the base.

Staff Sgt. Elijaih Tiggs, a spokesman for the base, told Military.com that the dorms are set for first-term, unaccompanied airmen.

“There isn’t much else we can say,” Leah Green, a base spokeswoman, told the Herald.

The North Dakota base operates the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, which specializes in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new details emerge

David Roza

David Rozacovers the Air Force and anything Star Wars-related. He joined Task & Purpose in 2019, after covering local news in Maine and then FDA policy in Washington D.C. He loves hearing the stories of individual airmen and their families, and he also holds the unpopular opinion that Imperial stormtroopers are actually excellent marksmen. david.roza@taskandpurpose.com Contact the author here.

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