An Army civilian employee was killed Wednesday in a shooting incident at Fort Knox near Louisville, Ky. which prompted a temporary lockdown of the facility.
The shooting took place in a parking lot located outside the headquarters for U.S. Army Human Resources Command which is located at the base, according to a statement from the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office.
The victim was a civilian employee of Army Human Resources Command.
The victim was transported by ambulance to the Ireland Army Community Hospital hospital on the base, where he was pronounced dead.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until 24 hours after his family has been notified.
A 911 call was received by the Fort Knox Police at 5:40 p.m. and they responded to the scene within minutes.
The base was placed on a lockdown 10 minutes later that prevented the entry and exit of vehicles onto the base.