Three Wright-Patterson airmen injured while evacuating Dayton shooting

No other airmen were injured.

Three active-duty airmen from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base sustained “minor injuries” while evacuating the area during the Dayton, Ohio shooting early Sunday morning.

  • The airmen were not injured in the shooting, which ultimately killed 10 — including the gunman — and injured 26 others, according to a statement from 88th Air Base Wing and Wright-Patterson WFB Installation Commander, Col. Thomas Sherman.
  • “While we are profoundly grateful that none of our fellow Airmen were seriously injured, the base and the entire community are heartbroken over this senseless taking of life,” Sherman said in the statement. “The entire Wright-Patt family will keep all in our thoughts and prayers as this community comes together to heal.”
  • No other airmen were injured, Sherman said.
  • This was the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours — the first being at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
Haley Britzky
Haley Britzky

is the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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