UPDATE 3:10 p.m.:  Emergency Management officials at the air station confirmed today that at around 12:20 p.m., an individual fired shots at a residence in the Lovell Cove housing on base. The base was placed on lockdown and emergency personnel responded to and secured the scene. 

The individual has been transported to an area shock trauma center. There are no other shooters or victims. The lockdown has been lifted and the base has resumed normal operations. 

“I am thankful to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River community for the way it responded to the emergency,” said Capt. Derrick Kingsley, NAS Patuxent River commanding officer. “Our law enforcement and emergency personnel and local law enforcement responded swiftly and professionally.” 

An investigation is underway. More information will be released as it becomes available. 

NAS Patuxent River has resumed normal operations. 


UPDATE 2:00 p.m.- Lovell Cove scene is secured. Lift Shelter in Place for Lovell Cove residents. All Patuxent River Gates are open. Base to resume normal operations.


Lexington Park, MD 1:00 p.m.- The Public Affairs Officer for NAS Pax River has announced that shots have been reported in Lovell Cove Housing.

NAS Pax River emergency personnel are on site, and the scene has been declared secure. All personnel in Lovell Cove are directed to shelter in place until further notice for safety. All others avoid the location until further notice.

This is a developing story…


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