4 Killed, 11 injured reported at Fort Hood April 2 2014
A message on the Fort Hood website – http://www.hood.army.mil/ – read “SHELTER IN PLACE IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS NOT A TEST.”
From Fort Hood’s Directorate of Emergency Services: The injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. Numerous law enforcement agencies are in support and on the scene. The number of injured are not confirmed at this time. No further details are known at this time.
According to an NBC News Report, four people are confirmed dead, including the gunman, and at least 11 others were wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, military officials told NBC News.
The gunman, identified as Ivan Lopez, 34, took his own life, officials said. Three other people died in local hospitals, they said.The conditions of the 11 people who were wounded were unreported, but military officials said one was in “extremely grave” condition.
“I have just lost my inner peace, full of hatred, I think this time the devil will take me,” “I was robbed last night and I am sure it was 2 “flacos” (guys). Green light and finger ready. As easy as that.”
Fort Hood is the same base where a military psychiatrist who proclaimed jihad against the U.S. killed 13 people 4½ years ago.
Military officials told NBC News the event appeared to have stemmed from a personal dispute in a motor pool and was unrelated to terrorism.
President Barack Obama spoke after the shooting, saying, “We’re heartbroken something like this might have happened again.”
He added, “We’re following it closely. … I want to just assure all of us we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”
UPDATE: Fort Hood’s Directorate of Emergency Services has an initial report that a shooter is dead but this is unconfirmed.
The injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. Numerous law enforcement agencies are in support and on the scene. The number of injured are not confirmed at this time. No further details are known at this time.
As further details are available, they will be released through FortHoodPressCenter.com. For more information contact: Fort Hood Public Affairs Office www.forthoodpresscenter.com (254) 286-5139 1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave Suite W105 Fort Hood, TX 76544 [email protected]
7:00 PM – Personnel, visitors, children of being escorted out of buildings by armed personnel.
Scott & White Memorial Hospital is treating the injured – https://twitter.com/SWHealthcare
SAN ANTONIO — An active shooter is being reported at Fort Hood by an NBC affiliate in Waco.
KCEN-TV is reporting “multiple injuries” and at least one patient being transported to a hospital.
The TV affiliate reported the shooter was in Building 33026, which is the Medical Brigade Building.
Ft. Hood soldier: ‘We heard a burst, another burst. Was clear they weren’t blank rounds, they were live rounds.’
A U.S. Army official at Fort Hood confirms that a shooting has occurred at the base, though the number of people injured and the severity of their injuries has not been confirmed.
FoxNews reports that local authorities confirm one suspect neutralized.
NBC News reports as many as 14 people may be injured, 4 critically.
21 ambulances, SWAT Teams, up to 90 police vehicles reported by an eyewitness.
The base has been put on lockdown.
Fort Hood’s Twitter account issued the short message “All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place.”