Shooting at Seagoville U.S. Army Reserve Command Ruled Accidental

Shooting leads to active shooter scare at reservist facility in South Dallas

A shooting reported at a Dallas-area U.S. Army Reserve Command center Tuesday is believed to be the result of an accidental discharge, Seagoville city officials say.

Reports of an active shooter inside a building were received by the Seagoville Police Department at the USARC 90th RSC facility at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Following active shooter protocol, numerous soldiers and civilian personnel barricaded themselves in offices while others evacuated outside. Meanwhile, police and other first responders began searching the building but found no gunman.

"Through secondary building searches evidence was discovered inside the initial building that leads investigators to suggest a handgun was accidentally discharged in the floor by a person with access to the building."

A bullet fragment was recovered at the scene. No injuries were reported.

Officials do not believe there is a threat to the public and the scene was cleared at about 2 p.m.

Seagoville police said they investigated the threat with the assistance of the Dallas County Sheriff's Department and the Dallas Police Department.

The investigation is being forwarded to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division.

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