The man who opened fire at the air base of naval forces of the United States to Corpus Christi, could have links with terrorist organizations. It was a 20-year-old man named Adam Alsahli, a U.S. citizen with Syrian roots, may 22, reports CNN , citing law enforcement sources.
Alsahli arrived at the military airfield and shot in the chest employee of the security forces. Fatal injuries the woman managed to escape thanks to a bulletproof vest, said the TV channel. The shooter then pointed his car toward the base, he was shot after he got out of the car and opened fire. On his body and in his car found no explosive devices.
CNN sources said that the victim could be a supporter of Salafi-jihadist ideology. The investigation found accounts in social networks, which, according to preliminary data, can be associated with the shooter. The publication of these accounts have expressed support for ISIS and al-Qaida.
The FBI noted the bravery and heroism of the employees of the base in Corpus Christi, which did not allow the entry of terrorist on a military facility, announced on Twitter the FBI office in Houston.
The FBI would like to recognize the bravery and heroism of the NAS personnel who took quick action to prevent the shooter from entering the base and engaged the shooter, potentially saving many innocent lives. (1 of 3) #CorpusNASShooting
— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) May 22, 2020