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AP: 4 Dead, 16 Injured In Fort Hood Shooting

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AP: 4 Dead, 16 Injured In Fort Hood Shooting

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED Apr 2, 2014

UPDATE: FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- A Fort Hood official says the shooter in the attack at the Army base was being assessed for whether he had PTSD.

   Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley said Wednesday that four people were killed including the shooter and 16 others were wounded in the attack. He says the wounded were all military members.

   Milley says there is no indication the shooting was related to terrorism.

   He says the shooter is married and served in Iraq in 2011.

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UPDATE:  FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- A Texas congressman has identified the suspect in the shooting at Fort Hood as Ivan Lopez.

   U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Wednesday's shooting happened at a medical center at the base. Additional details about the suspect weren't immediately available.

   U.S. law enforcement officials say four people, including the shooter, were killed when a gunman opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood.

   One of the officials, citing official internal U.S. Justice Department updates, said 14 others were hurt. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information by name.

   The Texas Army base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009.

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UPDATE: FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Two U.S. law enforcement officials tell The Associated Press that four people have been killed in a shooting at Fort Hood.

The officials said the four dead in Wednesday's shooting include the shooter. One of the officials, citing official internal Justice Department updates, says 14 others were hurt.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information by name.

The Texas Army base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in what was the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in history. 

Fort Hood Confirms Shooting On Base

7:10 PM - President Obama gave brief remarks on the shooting while attending an event in Chicago. 

6:36 PM - The AP is citing an internal Justice Department report that says the gunman is dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

 

6:26 PM - The AP is now reporting that a senior defense official says there is one dead and 14 injured in the Fort Hood shooting.

Officials said just after 5:30PM on Wednesday night, "There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported".

NBC News is reporting President Obama, who is in Chicago attending a fund raising event, has been notified of the events and will be updated throughout the night.

There are multiple reports regarding the extent of injuries and condition of the gunman, KTTS News is waiting until for official word from authorities to bring you these details. An update is expected within 10 minutes.

Original Breaking News Story

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Fort Hood has ordered everyone at the Texas Army base to "shelter in place."The order was sent Wednesday on the base's Twitter feed and posted on its Facebook page.
 
A spokesperson for the base declined to comment.
 
The base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009.

A local NBC affiliate is saying three people have been injured.

This is a developing story, KTTS News Assistant News Director Nancy Simpson and Chase Snider contributed to this story.

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With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting