Seagoville Police Responds to False Active Shooter Call at U.S. Army Reserve Center

SEAGOVILLE – The Seagoville Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call from the U.S. Army Reserve Center this morning at approximately 9:27 a.m. in the 700 block of West Simonds Road with report of an active shooter inside a building. But the shooting is believed to be the result of an accidental discharge, according to Seagoville city officials.

The initial Seagoville Police Officers entered the identified building under Active Shooter Event Response protocol. No suspect was encountered.

Assistance was requested from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, the Dallas Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety Air Support. With the assistance from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, officers conducted meticulous secondary searches of all buildings on the complex. Numerous soldiers and civilian personnel were found barricaded inside offices in compliance with their trained response to an Active Shooter Event.

Through secondary building searches, evidence was discovered inside the initial building that leads investigators to suggest a handgun was accidentally discharged into the floor by a person with access to this building. A bullet fragment was recovered.

Officials do not believe there is a public concern for safety. No injuries were reported to anyone during this event. The scene was cleared at around 2:00 PM of all responding resources.

This investigation will be forwarded to the US Army Criminal Investigation Division.

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