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The family of the Lieutenant Colonel who was shot to death at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on Friday is asking for privacy. 

Lieutenant Colonel William A. Schroeder's wife is asking that the community respect the family’s privacy while they mourn.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The U.S. Air Force has released the names of two people killed at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland in what is being classified as workplace violence.  Initial reports of an active shooter put the base on lockdown Friday morning.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Nerves were rattled inside and outside Lackland Air Force Base as law enforcement looked for an active shooter. Those trying to enter Lackland sat in a quarter-mile line of cars stopped at the entrance. Jacob Trevino waited almost three hours before a lockdown was lifted and he could get to work.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

U.S. Air Force officials are reporting that an apparent murder-suicide at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland that left two men dead was the result of "workplace violence." Officials are not identifying the two airmen by name, their ranks, nor their relationship to one another until after they notify the men's families.

The bodies of the two men were found Friday morning along with two handguns, according to a release from Air Force Public Affairs.

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