One Death Confirmed In Fort Hood Shooting

Photo courtesy of CBS News.

Photo courtesy of CBS News.

KWTX – At least one person is dead after a shooting late Wednesday afternoon on Fort Hood, a post spokesman confirmed.

Others were injured in the shooting, but the spokesman didn’t say how many.

The gunman is still at large and the spokesman said the incident is being treated as an active-shooter situation.

“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 post said in a brief statement issued just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Warning sirens sounded late Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood because of the incident.

A man who said he was a witness told News 10 that about 20 shots were fired in a post motor pool in the area of Motor Pool Road and Tank Destroyer Boulevard.

He said at least three people were hit.

He said the three victims were taken to a hospital.

The post was on lockdown as a result of the shooting, which occurred at around 4:25 p.m.

People on post were told to stay indoors.

A message that scrolled across the top of the post’s website said, “Shelter in place immediately. This is not a test.”

The 1st Calvary Division, which is based at Fort Hood, sent a Twitter alert telling people on base to close doors and stay away from windows.

Texas A&M Central Texas in Killeen canceled evening and night classes Wednesday at Fort Hood and at its Fairway building because of the situation on post.

First responders from surrounding communities were headed to the post.

Bell County sheriff’s deputies and Department Public Safety troopers were also responding, sheriff’s Lt. Donnie Adams said.

The post was on lockdown and a spokesman called the situation “serious.”

First responders from surrounding communities were headed to the post.

Mary Walsh reports Fort Hood is on lockdown and a spokesman says it is “serious.”

Ford Hood near Killeen was the site of a mass murder on Nov. 5, 2009, when Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at a soldier readiness center on the base. He shot 13 people dead and wounded more than 30 others. It was the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base.

Hasan has been sentenced to death for the rampage.

To read the rest of this story on our affiliate station’s website KWTX – Channel 10 click here. 

1 Comment

  • Nancy

    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at a soldier readiness center on the base. He shot 13 people dead and wounded more than 30 others. It was the worst TERRORIST attack on a military base inside the U.S.

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