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A view of Fort Knox from Air 3 following reports of a shooting. A view of Fort Knox from Air 3 following reports of a shooting.
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FORT KNOX, KY (WAVE) – Fort Knox is on a heightened security alert following a fatal shooting on post.

According to Fort Knox PAO Kyle Hodges, Fort Knox police were alerted to a shooting in the parking lot outside of the Human Resource Command headquarters at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday.

A press release from Hodges confirmed the victim was an Army civilian employee of the United States Army Human Resources Command.

The victim was transported to the Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence," said Chris Grey, spokesperson for the independent Army investigative agency.

The post was placed on a full 100 percent lockdown at 5:50 p.m., but is currently under a heightened security alert.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Kentucky State Police said there is an alert to lookout for a person connected with shooting described as being a 5' 9'' tall man with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with additional information related to the shooting is asked to contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at (502) 624-6332 or Fort Knox Police at (502) 624-2111.

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