At Least 4 People Dead, 14 Injured In Shooting At Fort Hood, Texas. Story Developing [Video]


(Reuters) - At least one gunman opened fire at Fort Hood on Wednesday, injuring an unknown number of people at the U.S. Army base in central Texas that was the scene of a shooting rampage in 2009, officials said.


"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 base said in a statement.



Local news reports said there may be two suspected shooters, while CNN reported that one shooter was believed to be dead, citing a U.S. official.


The number of shooters or casualties could not be confirmed by Reuters.


NBC reported that 8 people were wounded in the shooting, 4 of them critically.


News of the shooting, the third such incident at a military base in the United States in about six months, was being relayed to President Barack Obama, the White House said.


"The president has been informed of reports of a shooting at Fort Hood. He'll continue to receive updates on the situation throughout the evening," principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.


The base has been put on lockdown and police were securing its perimeter, police and military officials said. Helicopters could be seen circling the base in live TV footage broadcast from the scene.


Authorities advised those on the post to stay away from windows and to keep doors closed and locked.


Central Texas College, which has a Fort Hood campus, ordered an immediate evacuation of all students and staff, and canceled all classes.



Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009


In 2009, a former Army psychiatrist shot dead 13 people and wounded 32 others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood.


Victims of Ft. Hood Shooter Nidal Hassan courtesy

2009 Fort Hood shooting victims


In September, a gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 and wounding 4 before being slain by police. Last month, a civilian shot dead a sailor aboard a ship at a U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia.


(Additional reporting by Lisa Maria Garza in Dallas and Caren Bohan in Washington, editing by G Crosse)





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Comment by A on April 3, 2014 at 10:08am
ive never read so many ignorant comments on one post .. below is what's wrong with the US .. a bunch of low class ppl from 3rd world countries have infested us and are spreading like cancer .. cockroaches
Comment by AVITY on April 3, 2014 at 2:19am
another sad day as usual
Comment by F***THEWORLD on April 3, 2014 at 1:45am
I been waiting for another Shooting for while... Bout time!
Comment by Homer Simpson on April 2, 2014 at 11:30pm
Forcing your slaves to kill innocent people for no reason. Of course they are eventually going to go crazy and go on a rampage.
Comment by Sizzurpurple on April 2, 2014 at 8:55pm
Maj. Nidal Hasan looks like French Montana's father #Haannn
Comment by Pedro Nat on April 2, 2014 at 8:46pm
Only in the US
Comment by Vinny Vendetta on April 2, 2014 at 8:15pm
wow.. this can't be helping the arab image in the military. sucks.

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