The gunman killed in Thursday’s shootout at a US naval air base in Texas has been identified as 20-year-old Syrian-born American citizen Adam Aalim Alsahli, the FBI announced Friday.
The shooter was allegedly carrying out a “terrorism-related attack” when he began opening fire at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi after driving into a vehicle barrier, FBI agent Leah Greeves had said Thursday. But details of a motive are still unclear.
One sailor was wounded in the attack, and Alsahli was “neutralized” by security forces who returned gunfire, an FBI official said.
Greeves said on Thursday that authorities were looking for “a potential second related person of interest” who remained at large, but there hasn’t been any new information on that front, either.
A law enforcement official said that as of Friday afternoon, authorities had no update about the possible second suspect.
Electronic media found at the scene is being analyzed as part of the ongoing investigation, the Justice Department had said Thursday.
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