Fort Knox, Ky., home to the Army's Human Resource Command, remained on heightened security Wednesday, April 3, after a reported shooting on base.
By M. Alex Johnson, staff writer, NBC News
A civilian employee died in a shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot at the Army base at Fort Knox, Ky., an Army spokesman said.
The base was briefly locked down and remained on heightened security Wednesday evening.
The victim, who was an employee of U.S. Army Human Resources Command, was transported by ambulance to Ireland Army Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the statement read.
"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 victim name is being withheld until family members are notified.
The shooting occurred shortly after 5 p.m. ET near the Army's Human Resource Command, which is headquartered at Fort Knox. The base was placed on full lockdown, but it was lifted early Wednesday evening, the official said.
Police are looking for a 5'9'' black male with black hair and brown eyes, the statement read. It is believed he may be using a black Yamaha motorcycle for transportation.
The military base, which sprawls over 170 miles in three counties about 30 miles south of Louisville, Ky., is separate from but adjacent to the famous federal gold depository.?
Courtney Kube and Becky Bratu of NBC News contributed to this report.
This story was originally published on Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:45 PM EDT