Airman suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound at Whiteman

An airman was flown to Kansas City today from Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster, Mo., after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officials at the base did not release the victim’s name or other details about the shooting, other than that the airman was found by first responders at the base about 11:45 a.m. Monday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the injured Airman,” Brig. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, the commander of the 509th Bomb Wing, said in a statement Monday afternoon.

The injury is being probed by the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigation. The airman was taken to Research Medical Center.

Whiteman is home to the B-2 stealth bomber, the Air Force’s most expensive airplane.