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FRIDAY UPDATE: Authorities: suspected Ft. Hood shooter expected to live

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities say Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Malik Hasan remains in a coma but is expected to live.

A federal law enforcement official said investigators have not been able to talk to Hasan since the deadly rampage that left 13 people dead and injured 30 others at the sprawling Army post in Texas on Thursday.

The initial investigation shows that Hasan allegedly used only one gun during the attack -- a 5.7-caliber semiautomatic pistol.

Army officials said Hasan also was carrying another handgun. But the law enforcement official said there's nothing so far to indicate the second weapon was fired. 

The law enforcement official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.


FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The top commander at Fort Hood is crediting a civilian police officer for stopping the shooting rampage that killed 13 people at the Texas post.

Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said Friday that Fort Hood police Sgt. Kimberly Munley and her partner responded within three minutes of reported gunfire Thursday afternoon. Cone said Munley shot the gunman four times despite being shot herself.

Officials said Munley was in stable condition.

Cone said, "It was an amazing and an aggressive performance by this police officer."

Cone also said he was inspired by a woman who helped carry a wounded victim and used her blouse as a tourniquet, then later realized she'd been shot in the hip.

The suspected gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is hospitalized on a ventilator.


FORT HOOD, Texas (WKOW) -- Officials at Ft. Hood are thanking the country for its support and praising the efforts of first responders in the wake of Thursday tragic shooting at the post, which left 13 people dead and another 30 wounded.

Ft. Hood officials held a news conference Friday morning to update the nation on the shooting investigation.

Officials say their focus at this time is now on those soldiers who still require medical care and on security installation.

The army is providing the post with additional staff support, in the form of grief counselors and chaplains. Local, state and federal law enforcement is also helping with the investigation.


FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- A military official says one more person has died after being injured during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas.

Post spokesman Tyler Broadway said early Friday that the toll now stands at 13 dead and 30 wounded. Late Thursday, officials said 12 people had been killed and 31 wounded in the afternoon attack.

The victims' identities haven't been released.

The suspected shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was on a ventilator and unconscious in a hospital late Thursday. The Army psychiatrist was shot four times after the rampage began around 1:30 p.m.

The motive for the shootings isn't clear, but Hasan was apparently set to deploy soon. He also had expressed some anger about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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