Woman claims she was in room when shots were fired at door during Wright-Patt active shooter response

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An employee with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base shared a photo of four bullet holes in a wall that were fired while her and three other employees were barricaded in the room during an active shooter alert on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

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A photo that shows damage to drywall at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base medical center was taken by a civilian employee who claims it shows damage resulting from Thursday’s active shooter response.

The employee shared that photo with this news organization Friday afternoon. She declined to be identified by name.

She said she and four other workers barricaded themselves in a first-floor room of the hospital and then heard gunfire.

The photo, posted to social media, shows holes in drywall.

“Make no mistake, these were real bullets that tore through the wall where we were hiding,” she wrote in her post. “That was real drywall we felt flying through the air.”

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This new information comes one day after base officials said a law enforcement officer fired a shot on the first floor of the medical center as crews were responding to an active shooter report.

The officer who fired the shot has not been identified and has not been placed on leave, said Marie Vanover, director of public affairs at Wright-Patt.

Base officials said Thursday that an officer discharged his weapon to get through a locked door during a sweep of the building.

>> Officials: No ‘real world’ active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

No active shooter was found. No one was injured.

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Base officials are not releasing the initial 9-1-1 call that prompted the active shooter response, and said the call won’t be released until the investigation into the incident is complete. Details of the call are also not being released.

>> Wright Patt: 911 call prompting active shooter response not released; later calls detail chaos

Later calls received by bordering agencies detail the chaos as officers responded. During one call, police can be heard yelling in the background as well as a noise, which could possibly be a gunshot.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Turner has asked Wright-Patt installation commander Col. Thomas Sherman for a briefing to learn what led to the response.

>> Congressman Turner calls for briefing on what caused Wright-Patt shooter report

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