A shell casing of one of the bullets fired during the 2018 active shooter scare at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Five shots were fired from a service member's M-4, an Air Force investigation found. (Air Force Office of Special Investigations via Dayton Daily News)

A new Air Force investigative report paints a detailed picture of the chaos that erupted when emergency responders in August 2018 searched Wright-Patterson Medical Center for an active shooter that turned out to be nonexistent.

The report — by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations — also reveals for the first time that a responder hurt in the 2018 active shooter scare at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was injured by a bullet from a service member firing an assault rifle to open a locked door.

The Dayton Daily News obtained the 214-page investigative report through a Freedom of Information Act request made to the special investigative unit in December. The Air Force redacted more than 100 pages of the report, citing privacy rules and documents originating from another agency.

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U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams.

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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