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Army employee shot, killed at Fort Knox

The Pentagon says an Army civilian employee has died following a shooting incident in a parking lot at Fort Knox in Kentucky.

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UPDATED: 4/3/2013 @ 10:34pm
FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - The Pentagon says an Army civilian employee has died following a shooting incident in a parking lot at Fort Knox in Kentucky.

Military officials said in a news release late Wednesday that the victim was an employee of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. The shooting occurred outside the command. He was transported to the Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Chris Grey, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command, said authorities "are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence."

The identity of the victim was being withheld pending notification of family. Police were seeking to speak with a person of interest in the case.

Post spokesman Kyle Hodges said late Wednesday that the post remained on a heightened security alert. The FBI is assisting in the investigation, a spokeswoman said.

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FORT KNOX, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - A spokesman for the Fort Knox Army post in central Kentucky says a shooting has occurred there, but he had no immediate word on whether anyone was injured.

Kyle Hodges says the shooting Wednesday afternoon was near the post's human resources center. He was on his way back to the post after receiving word of the shooting.

Louisville television stations are reporting that the post was on a heightened security alert.


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