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UPDATE: At least 12 dead, 31 wounded in shootings at Fort Hood, Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Army: Fort Hood shootings suspect is alive; death toll from attack remains 12.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal law enforcement officials say the suspected Fort Hood, Texas, shooter had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats.

The officials say the postings appeared to have been made by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. The officials say they are still trying to confirm that he was the author. They say an official investigation was not opened.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case.

One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressman's office: 2 soldiers taken into custody in Fort Hood shootings have been released.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military officials say the suspected shooter at Fort Hood was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shooting suspect was Army mental health professional.

 

He says the primary shooter used two handguns in the attack.

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A law enforcement official says a shooting suspect at Fort Hood has been identified as Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan.

The official said Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at the base. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

The official says investigators are trying to determine if Hasan was his birth name, or if he changed his name and converted to the Islamic faith at some point in his life.

 


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling a mass shooting at a Texas Army base a "horrific outburst of violence."

He says he doesn't yet know all the details but promised the government would get "answers to every single question."

The commander in chief says it's a tragedy to lose a soldier overseas and even more horrifying when they come under fire at an Army base on American soil.

Obama also said his thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and families of the fallen.

The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

 

Fort Hood shooting suspect is Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan.

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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

Lt. Gen Bob Cone said at a news conference that one shooter has been killed and two suspects were apprehended on Thursday. He says they are all U.S. soldiers.

The shooting began around 1:30 p.m. Cone says that all the casualties took place at the base's Soldier Readiness Center where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

He says the primary shooter used two handguns in the attack.

 


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling a mass shooting at a Texas Army base a "horrific outburst of violence."

He says he doesn't yet know all the details but promised the government would get "answers to every single question."

The commander in chief says it's a tragedy to lose a soldier overseas and even more horrifying when they come under fire at an Army base on American soil.

Obama also said his thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and families of the fallen.

The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

 


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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

Lt. Gen Bob Cone said at a news conference that one shooter has been killed and two suspects were apprehended on Thursday. He says they are all U.S. soldiers.

The shooting began around 1:30 p.m. Cone says that all the casualties took place at the base's Soldier Readiness Center where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

 

 


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling a mass shooting at a Texas Army base a "horrific outburst of violence."

He says he doesn't yet know all the details but promised the government would get "answers to every single question."

The commander in chief says it's a tragedy to lose a soldier overseas and even more horrifying when they come under fire at an Army base on American soil.

Obama also said his thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and families of the fallen.

The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

 

He says the primary shooter used two handguns in the attack.Fort Hood shooting suspect is Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan.

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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

Lt. Gen Bob Cone said at a news conference that one shooter has been killed and two suspects were apprehended on Thursday. He says they are all U.S. soldiers.

The shooting began around 1:30 p.m. Cone says that all the casualties took place at the base's Soldier Readiness Center where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

He says the primary shooter used two handguns in the attack.

 

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling a mass shooting at a Texas Army base a "horrific outburst of violence."

He says he doesn't yet know all the details but promised the government would get "answers to every single question."

The commander in chief says it's a tragedy to lose a soldier overseas and even more horrifying when they come under fire at an Army base on American soil.

Obama also said his thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and families of the fallen.

The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

 

 

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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

Lt. Gen Bob Cone said at a news conference that one shooter has been killed and two suspects were apprehended on Thursday. He says they are all U.S. soldiers.

The shooting began around 1:30 p.m. Cone says that all the casualties took place at the base's Soldier Readiness Center where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

 

 


The officials had access to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's military record. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because military records are confidential.

The Virginia-born soldier was single with no children. He was 39 years old.

He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1997. He received his medical degree from the military's Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., in 2001. At Walter Reed, he did his internship, residency and a fellowship.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspected Fort Hood shooter got poor performance evaluation for Army hospital work.

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FORT HOOD, Texas (WKOW) - First release form the Army reads "Department of Emergency Services officials confirmed at approximately 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 that more than one shooter fired shots into the Soldiers Readiness Processing Center and Howze Theater on Fort Hood."

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FORT HOOD, Texas (WKOW) - Fort Hood spokeswoman: 1 shooter in custody, at least 2 gunmen believed involved in attack.

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FORT HOOD, Texas (WKOW) – Seven people are dead and 20 others were wounded in shootings at the massive Army base at Fort Hood, Texas.

The base Web site says, "This is not a Drill. It is an Emergency Situation." The Army closed the base Thursday, and all units are being told to account for all personnel.

The shootings began around 1:30 p.m. at a personnel and medical processing center, and at the theater.

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Banks, says two shooters were apparently involved. There is no word yet on who they were, nor on identities of the dead.

Banks said it was too soon to tell if the shooting happened because of combat-related stress due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There are no Wisconsin units stationed at Foot Hood, according to Major Guthrie with the Wisconsin National Guard.

Fort Hood is located halfway between Austin and Waco.

Watch 27 News beginning at 5 p.m. for the latest updates.

 

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