Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fort Hood Shootings, CNN and KCEN Texas Confirm

CNN confirms slain shooter at Fort Hood was both a soldier and a licensed psychiatrist. This story is cross-posted with updates at BlogHer.com.

The latest news ups death toll to 12, wounded to 31. One of the three apprehended suspects has been identified as Major Malik Nadal Hasan, per ABC news

Via Twitter @KCENNews and now on CNN, multiple shooters opened fire at a Fort Hood theater/sports dome in Killeen, Texas. News sources report 7 dead and 20 wounded.

"Fort Hood schools are on lockdown," per CentralTexasNow.com, and here's this tweet that came from KCENNews on on confirmation stating that at least three shooters may be involved.

CNN's story is developing. Most recently the following was added:

On the Fort Hood Web site, the word "closed" is posted with the statement, "Effective immediately, Fort Hood is closed. Organizations/units are instructed to execute a 100 percent accountability of all personnel." (CNN)

Huffington Post has added the story as well with details from KXXV.

Seven people have been killed and at least 20 injured after a shooter opened fire on Fort Hood Thursday afternoon.

Fort Hood officials say one person is in custody but are asking people to stay away from windows.

We've learned an incident has taken place at the sports dome, now known as the soldier readiness area. (KXXV)

The Fort Hood website is currently unavailable, but according to GlobalSecurity.org, "Fort Hood is the largest active duty armored post in the United States, and is the only post in the United States that is capable of supporting two full armored divisions.

In addition to the 1st Cavalry Division and the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood is also home for the Headquarters Command III Corps, 3d Personnel Group, 3d Signal Brigade, 13th Corps Support Command (COSCOM), 13th Finance Group, 89th Military Police Brigade, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, the 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), the Dental Activity (DENTAC), the Medical Support Activity (MEDDAC), Army Operational Test Command (AOTC) formerly TEXCOM, and various other units and tenant organizations. (GlobalSecurity.org)

As of this posting, FBI agents were headed to the scene, per CNN.



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