14 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting, Gunman Dead of ‘self-inflicted wound’

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by Ryan Overton

6:57PM UPDATE:


Confirmed four people have died including the shooter in Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood. There are still another 16 that are injured.



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At least one person was dead and 14 wounded in a shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood military base in Texas, site of the worst attack on a domestic U.S. military base in 2009, officials said. The gunman was believed dead, officials said.


A U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press that the suspected gunman is dead of what appears to be a self-inflicted wound. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing.


"We're heartbroken something like this might have happened again,'' President Obama said.


CBS News and the Washington Post reported there were four people dead, including the shooter.


Fort Hood confirmed the shooting on the base in a brief statement Wednesday evening.


Fort Hood said in a statement that its Directorate of Emergency Services had an initial report that the shooter was dead, but that the report was unconfirmed.


Officials at the base confirmed the shooting. A U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said one person was dead and 14 injured.


The Army said on its official Twitter feed that the base is still on lockdown, and that injured personnel were being treated at the post's Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals.


Fort Hood was the base where 13 died and more than 30 were wounded in the deadliest domestic military attack in U.S. history.


Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death last year in the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on his fellow soldiers as they waited inside a crowded building at Fort Hood. Soldiers there were waiting to get vaccines and routine paperwork after recently returning from deployments or while preparing to go to Afghanistan and Iraq.


Fort Hood officials issued a tweet advising all personnel on base to "shelter in place."


The 1st Calvary Division, which is based at Fort Hood, sent a Twitter alert telling people on base to close doors and stay away from windows.


White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the president has been informed of the reports of a shooting at Fort Hood and will continue to receive updates as he attends a pair of Democratic Party fundraisers in Chicago.