A gunman killed two airmen and wounded two other airmen in an incident Wednesday at Frankfurt International Airport in Frankfurt, Germany, US Air Forces in Europe officials announced. The Air Force is withholding the names of the deceased pending notification of their families. German authorities have the shooter in custody and are investing the incident. USAFE will release more details as they become available, said the officials. Associated Press reports that the gunman, allegedly a 21-year-old man from Kosovo, fired at the airmen as they were on a military bus sitting outside an airport terminal.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.