Reports of shots fired investigated at Fort Carson, base security increased

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Fort Carson, Colo.

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Fort Carson officials say they were reports of shots fired near the northwest perimeter of the Army post late Monday night.

The reports at 7:50 p.m. put Fort Carson on lockdown as a precaution for a while during the evening.

The officials say there was not an “active shooter” situation. There were initial unconfirmed reports about that.

There have been no injuries and traffic was moving onto the base again by 10 p.m.

“Military police with the Directorate of Emergency Services are actively investigating the situation.  For the safety and security of the installation, there is an increased security presence,” a statement from the Army base says.

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