Civilian Shot Dead at Fort Knox

    This Aug. 18, 2010 image provided by the U.S. Army shows the Chaffee Gate entrance to Fort Knox. An Army civilian employee was shot and killed in a parking lot at Kentucky's Fort Knox on Wednesday, and investigators were seeking to question a man in connection with the shooting, authorities said. Army officials said in a news release late Wednesday April 3, 2013 that the victim was an employee of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, which handles personnel actions for soldiers. The shooting occurred in a lot outside the command. The victim was transported to the Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/US Army)

    Chaffee Gate entrance to Fort Knox. (US Army/AP)

    An Army civilian employee was shot and killed at Fort Knox in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, leading to a temporary lockdown on the base. A spokesman for U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command said the killing was “not a random act of violence.” An FBI spokesman said two agents had been dispatched to the facility to assist in the investigation, which is home to more than 40,000 military personnel, families, and civilian employees. The victim’s name is being withheld for 24 hours until the family is contacted.

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