3 killed, 16 wounded by shooter at Fort Hood

BY newsdesk  April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM EST

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Updated 10:30 p.m. EDT Officials revised upwards the number of people killed and wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood. Three people were fatally shot and as many as 16 were injured during the shooting, which is being described as a soldier on soldier incident. The shooter, who was reportedly undergoing an assessment for post traumatic stress disorder, took his own life bringing the total dead to four.

The Associated Press reports that the shooter’s identity is known, but that few details have been released so far:

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, also identified the suspect as Ivan Lopez. But additional details about the gunman were not immediately available.

Updated 7:30 p.m. EDT One person is dead and 14 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood, a Texas Army base in Killeen, Texas, a senior U.S. defense official told the Associated Press.

Directorate of Emergency Services on the base said it has an unconfirmed report that the gunman was dead.

President Obama gave a statement in Chicago on Wednesday night.


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Original story as follows:
Fort Hood reported to local authorities late Wednesday that an active shooter was on the Army base, Bell County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety dispatched deputies and troopers to the scene, the AP reports. FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee told the AP that it also sent agents.

Urgent messages also appeared on the base’s Twitter feed, Facebook page and website, ordering everyone on lockdown. A spokesman for the base declined to comment, the AP reports.

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A mass shooting occurred on the base in 2009 when Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire on Ft. Hood, killing 13 soldiers and wounding 30 others.

Ft. Hood’s press office released the following statement on its website:

FORT HOOD, Texas — There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are know at this time.

As further details are available, they will be released through FortHoodPressCenter.com.