WATCH LIVE: Shooting reported at Fort Hood Army Base
A shooting has been reported at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas, KCEN-TV reported on Wednesday.
The base was the site of a mass shooting assault in 2009, when Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 people.
KCEN also reported that the base is on lockdown.
All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place.
— Fort Hood (@forthood) April 2, 2014
Update, 8:48 p.m. EST: Officials at Scott & White Hospital confirmed that they were treating four patients, with their conditions ranging from “stable to quite critical,” with injuries to their chest, abdomen and neck injuries. Two more patients were expected to be taken there.
Update, 8:25 p.m. EST: President Barack Obama delivered a brief statement saying he was “heartbroken” over the shooting.
“Any shooting is troubling,” Obama said. “Obviously this reopens the pain of what happened at Fort Hood five years ago.”
Obama described the situation as “fluid” and said the investigation into the shooting would continue.
“We know these families,” he said. “We know their incredible service to our country and the sacrifices that they make.”
Update, 8:15 p.m. EST: KCEN and CBS News have identified the suspect as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) has also told CNN that four people were killed in the incident.
Update, 7:30 p.m. EST: NBC News and other outlets reported that the unidentified suspect confirmed as dead was the only alleged shooter.
Update, 7:13 p.m. EST: NBC News reported that one suspect has been confirmed as dead.
Update, 7:06 p.m. EST: While no details have been released about any suspects, former Breitbart.com contributor Pat Dollard said online that, “If there is even one more act of Muslim terrorism, it is then time for Americans to start slaughtering Muslims in the streets, all of them.” The tweet can be seen below.
Update, 7:03 p.m. EST: The Bell County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that one shooter is still at large.
Update, 6:55 p.m. EST: The Washington Post reported multiple injuries and that no suspect has been located, citing the Bell County Sheriff’s Department.
Update, 6:50 p.m. EST: A security guard at the base told KCEN that he saw SWAT personnel on the scene, as well as “21 ambulances” and multiple law enforcement vehicles. The base has also released a statement confirming the incident and reporting injuries but offering no further details.
Watch live coverage on KCEN below.
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