A Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty at a Tennessee naval base Thursday afternoon opened fire outside the facility, injuring two soldiers and prompting a brief lockdown, MyFoxMemphis reported.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was relieved of duty at the Millington base, which is located in a Memphis suburb, the report said. The shooting occurred inside the National Guard Armory just outside the base after the suspect retrieved a small handgun from his car, local police told the station. He was promptly tackled by two soldiers and taken into custody by the Millington Police Department. 

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"I'm sure there could have been more injury if they hadn't taken him into custody," Chief Rita Stanback from the Millington Police Department said at a press conference.

The victims' injuries were not life-threatening, a law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press. One victim was shot in the foot and the other suffered a gunshot to the leg, Stanback said. Both victims were identified as National Guard employees.

Naval Support Activity Mid-South has more than 7,500 military, civilian and contract personnel working on the base, according to the facility's official website. The Millington base serves as a Navy human resources center. The shooting occurred about a month after 13 people were killed in the attack at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.