Twelve Dead, 31 Wounded in Shooting at U.S. Army Base
Posted on Nov 5, 2009
On Thursday afternoon, two gunmen in military uniforms opened fire in a processing center at the U.S. Army’s Fort Hood base in Texas, killing 12 people and wounding at least 31. —KA
Update: The New York Times reported later Thursday that the gunman was identified as “Malik Nadal Hasan, an Army major who was about to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.” Hasan, a medical officer who specialized in psychiatry, was killed by authorities. CNN reported that two other soldiers who were detained had been released but that another person of interest was in custody.
The New York Times:
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas told Fox 4 News that one shooter was in custody and “another is still at large.”
She said she was told by authorities that there were as many as 30 wounded.
“It was a processing center where soldiers are processed to go to Iraq or Afghanistan.
“Our hearts go out,” she said. “These are soldiers who are getting ready to go out to Iraq or Afghanistan and their families were under stress already. This was just a terrible tragedy and we don’t even know the extent of it yet.”
The Fort Hood Army base in Texas was the site of Thursday’s shootings.