An Army civilian employee is dead after a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot outside U.S. Army Human Resources Command headquarters at Ft. Knox.
The victim, who was an employee of U.S. Army Human Resources Command, was transported by ambulance to Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence,” said Chris Grey, spokesperson for the independent Army investigative agency.
Police are interested in speaking with an individual who is described as follows: A 5-foot, 9-inch African-American male with black hair and brown eyes.
It is believed he may be using a black Yamaha motorcycle for transportation.
Individuals who may have any information related to this incident are asked to contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at (502) 624-6332 or Fort Knox Police at (502) 624-2111.
Sources tell us Ft. Knox is locked down at this time after a shooting that took place Wednesday afternoon.
There is no word on any casualties at this time.
The shooting took place near the vicinity of Human Resources Command, which employs roughly 3,800 people.
“The Army Post is on lockdown,” a source told us. “It is 100 percent on lockdown.”
All inbound and outbound traffic to Ft. Knox has been closed.
Reuters doesn’t have any additional information in a recent report.
WAVE has this information:
Fort Knox is on a heightened security alert following a reported shooting on post.
According to Fort Knox PAO Kyle Hodges, the shooting took place late Wednesday afternoon near the Human Resource Command.
The post was placed on a full 100 percent lockdown, but is currently under a heightened security alert.
A Ft. Knox spokesman says the post lifted its lockdown just after 7 p.m., in the midst of a shooting investigation on post.
There was no word on casualties as of 7:25 p.m.; however, the shooting took place late Wednesday afternoon in the vicinity of Human Resources Command, which employs roughly 3,800 people.
Inbound traffic to Ft. Knox should expect delays at the entry gates because of heightened security.