One member of the Naval Security Forces has been injured, the statement said.
“All gates on the installation remain closed while first responders process the scene,” the Navy said. “NCIS is en route, and state and local law enforcement are on scene.”
The FBI also responded to the incident and is assisting in the investigation, according to a spokeswoman for the bureau’s field office in Houston.
Naval Security Forces responded to reports of an active shooter around 6:15 a.m. CT, according to the Navy’s statement.
The base was subsequently put on lockdown, according to a post on the base’s Facebook page.
This is a developing story and will be updated.