Skip to comments.Suspected Fort Hood shooter dead; situation ongoing
Posted on 04/02/2014 4:49:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler
(CNN) -- A suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, is dead, but the situation is still considered an active scene, multiple U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.
"There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time," the Army post said in an evening statement.
Fort Hood's official Twitter feed asked that all personnel on post shelter in place. Sirens were going off.
President Barack Obama has been briefed on the incident and will continue to receive updates, according to a White House press pool report. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also was monitoring the situation.
Deke Jones, with Scott & White Memorial Hospital, told CNN his facility was receiving patients.
"I don't have a number," he said.
Sheriff's deputies from Bell County and state troopers are assisting by securing the area around the post, according to Bell County Sheriff's Lt. Donnie Adams.
Authorities in the town of Killeen, just outside the gates, are also standing by to help, said Mayor Dan Corbin.
"It is unclear what is going on right now," Corbin said. "We have been in touch with appropriate personnel, we are standing by with our police and ambulances, if needed. We are very concerned. Fort Hood is always there for us and we want to be there for them."
He continued: "They are used to dealing with combat situations, and I'm sure they are very capable of handling this."
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Not terrorism. Unless the perp is a non-Muslim. Then terrorism.
If the NSA had not been so busy sifting through all the kitteh email and puppy texts of Joe Six Pack, you know what?
THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED.
A victim of workplace violence?
Cant wait until they show us the Gadson flag and bible he was reported to be carrying around.
Soon as I heard that he was shouting “Jesus is Lord” while shooting, I knew he had to be one of them.
Fox now reports from law enforcement on scene:
Total Four dead including shooter.
Still on going.
Fox news just said 4 dead, counting the shooter.
Reaction to a Youtube video?
Are we talking about a new Fort Hood Commander already?
Just got here...dear Jesus...not again!
GOOD THING THEY PREVENTED THIS TRAGEDY, EH..?
"He who gives up liberty in hopes of security...."
YOU KNOW THE REST.
Gee, I hope the president does something quick to prevent the families to get any compensation they are entitled to.
Nothing official but a news release coming. DOJ released but the Army has nothing official yet.
Ivan Lopez id’d as shooter
After Major Hassan and now this why do they still not allow soldiers on base to carry sidearms? This is insanity!!
Can they check my messages and tell me what kind of bread I was supposed to get ... I seemed to have lost that message. Thanks guys ... If you can help me out here ... :-) ...
Ivan Lopez idd as shooter
KCEN just reported that.
What is your source as it is much faster.
Yep ... it is presumed that if a person is deceased ... they’re dead ... :-) ...
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