12 dead in Fort Hood shooting spree

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12 dead in Fort Hood shooting spree

Postby elfismiles » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:35 pm

... just got word from Loren Coleman...

7 killed in Fort Hood shooting spree
Posted: Nov 05, 2009 1:48 PM CST

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Update 2:30 Fort Hood is asking people on post to stay away from windows. Belton ISD is on Lockdown

Update 2:22 Fort Hood reports 7 people are dead 12 are wounded and one person is in custody.

Update 2:17 Temple ISD Schools Have Been locked down as part of this incident. The district's spokeswoman tells News Channel 25 Temple Police are placing officers at each TISD campus. The schools will dismiss as usual.


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by Patrick Tolbert

FORT HOOD - Seven people have been killed and 12 seriously injured after a shooter opened fire on Fort Hood Thursday afternoon.

Fort Hood officials say one person is in custody.

We've learned an incident has taken place at the sports dome, now known as the soldier readiness area.

The Nolanville Fire Department tells News Channel 25 that they've been asked to bring all available EMS and Rescue personnel.

Darnall Army Community Hospital reports they have received numerous victims. The spokeswoman could not confirm what types of injuries the victims were suffering.

Temple ISD Schools Have Been locked down as part of this incident. The district's spokeswoman tells News Channel 25 Temple Police are placing officers at each TISD campus. The schools will dismiss as usual.


Check back with KXXV.com; we'll have the latest details as they become available.

http://www.kxxv.com/global/story.asp?s=11451553
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Postby sunny » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:46 pm

"Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program" at Fort Hood, whatever that means.

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Postby RocketMan » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:18 pm

"Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program" at Fort Hood, whatever that means.


Sounds like an attempt to reduce downtime due to something like post-traumatic stress disorder or perhaps something less severe. Sounds creepy.
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Postby compared2what? » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:44 pm

The story's still at the wild-rumor-flying stage, but per the majority of reports:

There were two shooters, seven dead, and 12 - 20 wounded. One suspect is either "cornered" or in custody, and the other is at large. People in the area are being advised to stay away from their windows. Fort Hood is in lockdown. Their identities are unknown (or maybe just not yet being disclosed, I guess), but both shooters were wearing military fatigues.

Fort Hood's huge. I think it's actually the biggest military base in the U.S. Anyway, it used to be. So there are really too many possibilities to make much of a guess about what happened and/or is happening.

Whatever it is, it's not good, though.
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Postby elfismiles » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:51 pm

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Postby Iamwhomiam » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:57 pm

NPR just reported 9 dead; two shooters, one in custody.
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Postby norton ash » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:58 pm

12 dead, shooter dead, 2 suspects who may have been shooters held.

(4:58 EST.) Edit: from CNN
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Postby Nordic » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:20 pm

They're saying now the shooters were all soldiers.
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Postby Nordic » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:33 pm

Has anyone, anywhere, mentioned that it happens to be Guy Fawkes day?
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Postby AhabsOtherLeg » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:33 pm

Nordic wrote:They're saying now the shooters were all soldiers.


Wonder if they'll change it later into being a sucessful version of the Fort Dix terror plot?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Fort_Dix_attack_plot

According to the news here, if I heard right, it is the largest military base in the world.
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Postby Sweejak » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:41 pm

One gunman was shot to death, and two other soldiers were in custody, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the Army’s III Corps, told reporters.

... Obama administration official told NBC News analyst Roger Cressey that one of the suspects who was in custody was an Army major.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33678801/ns ... nd_courts/
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Postby AhabsOtherLeg » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:45 pm

Major Malik Hassan apparently one of the shooters.

Oh dear...
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Postby Sweejak » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:11 pm

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Postby AhabsOtherLeg » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:30 pm

Terrible story, that, Sweejak. Sad as hell.

Major Malik Nadal Hassan is being reported as an army psychiatrist, from Bethesda, Maryland. Guess you are all watching this two.
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Postby Wombaticus Rex » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:36 pm

Oh, so this is Hasan. Damn. I just caught this on a bunch of my uber-right wing feeds and they're making him out to be a defector to al quaeda (of courseness). They've already got a bunch of his military documentation online and they're parsing that in detail.
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