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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You haven’t heard his Muslim name yet. And we probably never will, although one reporter (just before the Army told them they couldn’t interview witnesses) said he appeared to be “an extremist,” the polite way of saying “jihadi.”
A rhetorical question.
I know the Dims will use it as another diversionary tactic to sway the attention from the latest Obeyme fiasco, so what we all think of the tragedy will count as nothing when his godlessness is next playing golf.
CNN is is reporting that Obama has been briefed briefly in a briefing. The situation is fluidly fluid flowing. Breaking...where is flight MH370?
If it is a hispanic or black or muslim who did it, we won’t hear much from the liberals.
Flight MH370 is where DB Cooper is now ...
- The shooter is Specialist Ivan Lopez
- Three soldiers are dead as of now
- Oh- some sort of “ALTERCATION”
- Specialist Ivan Lopez is the killer
Another report said it was a dispute between soldiers. The news will start to come out and we’ll get more details soon.
I heard about that guy! Thanks, I’m not crazy. He was HASAN, which really got my attention. And my thoughts were exactly about Hood! Just yesterday or Mon!
I absolutely agree with you.
I lable all “gun free zones” as potential killing fields.
I will not enter one except when I have business at a government office.
The Mayor sounds awesome. He sounds like a pro-military type.
The “authorities” are saying there is no connection. But for the feds to say there is no connection to the jihad threat guy from last week is a very flimsy denial, and shows they are trying to cover their asses while they scramble to do damage control—there’s NO WAY they can know for sure, this early, that there is no jihad connection related to the guy from last week.
I hope he is not Catholic.
“Ivan Lopez idd as shooter”
Russian Hispanic Muslim?
The anti-gun Nazis will be dancing in the blood and partying tonight! They’ll be having one of their happy camper fiestas!
Well that’s a relief. For a moment I was worried this was the start of the zombie apocalypse.