A Shaw Air Force Base airman shot an individual who attempted to illegally get into the property in South Carolina on Friday.
According to a press release, the individual who attempted to enter the base is being described as a “gate runner,” WCBD reported.
The individual was taken to a local hospital after the incident.
Col. Kristoffer Smith, 20th Fighter Wing commander, said, “Our security forces personnel are trained to respond to a variety of situations to ensure the safety of our personnel and assets.”
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Shaw Air Force Base officials said that an investigation is ongoing into the incident, adding that federal and local authorities are assisting.