The news is sketchy right now but Fox is reporting that at least seven people are dead and twenty are wounded in a mass shooting that is believed to have been perpetrated by two or three assailants dressed in fatigues:
A mass shooting at Ft. Hood military post in Texas has left at least 7 dead and 20 wounded and one suspected gunman is on the loose, officials told Fox News.
A massive manhunt was under way for the suspect at large, Fox News confirmed. One person was in custody. The New York Post said that there were two shooters at the Army post massacre; other reports said there were three.
The attack apparently happened at Ft. Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center. Army officials didn’t know whether the victims were civilians or military personnel.
Other media reports said the number of victims remained unclear.
The men were reportedly dressed in Army fatigues, but military officials couldn’t confirm that they were Army personnel.
The base and area schools were on lockdown after the mass shooting, and all those on the Army post were asked to gather for a head count.
The FBI was en route to Ft. Hood to provide assistance.
MyfoxDFW is reporting that the shootings occurred during a graduation ceremony and have a video report. One assailant was wounded and is in custody.
MSNBC has more.
Michelle Malkin (via Twitter) reports that there is a person tweeting from inside Fort Hood- twitter.com/FtHoodShootings
Update: CNN has a report but it’s a rehash. Breitbart has video from MSNBC. Cavuto is talking to a woman on lock-down in Ft. Hood. Things seems calm but no one is allowed to leave yet.
Update: As of 4:20 Drudge is reporting that two suspects are in custody and four SWAT team officers have been injured.
Update: KWTX is reporting via Twitter that the base is using loud speakers to tell people to stay indoors. Cavuto is reporting that the F.B.I. is saying this IS NOT terrorism.
Update (4:35): Some reports are that 9 are dead, 30 wounded. Chron has report two shooters were involved.
Update (5:09): 12 dead, over 30 wounded. Primary shooter was a soldier using two handguns.
Update(5:22) One shooter identified as Major Malik Nadal Hasan.
Update: Hasan still alive! The news media is really slipping nowadays.
I’ve heard from news sources it might have been a suicide mission here, that the soldier who was gunned down by police didn’t want to go out to Iraq or Afghanistan. Hmm, who seems to be really responsible for discouraging these soldiers (possibly trio) of not following their duties?
The Infidel Bloggers Alliance has been reporting on this same story.
I should also note the gunman in question was originally esstatic when Obama was elected that he was going to pull our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, yet he became more agitated when Obama didn’t seem to be following through with what he hoped.
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