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Veteran Tennessee Guard recruiter held in shooting of 2 superiors; wounded had served overseas

  • Police vehicles and an ambulance block a road near a Tennessee National Guard armory where two Guard members were shot on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Millington, Tenn. A member of the National Guard opened fire at the armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being subdued and disarmed by others soldiers, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)The Associated Press

  • Law enforcement and military personnel investigate the scene where shootings occurred at an armory outside a U.S. Navy Base in Millington, Tenn., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. A spokesperson said two military reserve members were wounded, though neither had life-threatening injuries. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)The Associated Press

  • A patient believed to be one of the National Guardsmen injured near the naval base in Millington, Tenn., was taken to The Med in Memphis, Tenn., early Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2013. Two ambulances arrived carrying two injured men shortly after the shooting ocurred. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Karen Pulfer Focht)The Associated Press

  • Tennessee National Guard officials walk away from a helicopter that carried them to a field across from a National Guard armory where two Guard members were shot on on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in Millington, Tenn. A member of the National Guard opened fire at the armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being subdued and disarmed by others soldiers, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)The Associated Press

  • Oct. 24, 2013: Maj. Gen. Max Haston, right, Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, speaks at a news conference near a Guard armory where two Guard members were shot on Thursday in Millington, Tenn. At left is Tennessee National Guard spokesman Randy Harris. (AP/Adrian Sainz)

A Tennessee National Guardsman is facing prosecution in the shooting of two of his superiors at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base north of Memphis.

The sergeant's first appearance in federal court could come Friday.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston is the head of the Tennessee Guard. He says a major and a sergeant major were wounded in Thursday's attack at the armory just outside Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington.

Both were expected to be out of the hospital soon.

A law enforcement official briefed on the case said the sergeant — whose name wasn't released — had been disciplined before he opened fire. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the case publicly.

Other Guard members detained the shooter before police arrived.