Officials at Fort Hood military base near Waco, Texas, say there has been a shooting on the base and initially advised all personnel to find shelter. Four people are confirmed dead, including the shooter, and at 16 others are reportedly injured, some critically.
reports the base issued a statement saying, "There has been a shooting at Ford Hood and injuries are reported.” Fort Hood's twitter account issued a tweet saying: "All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place."
KCEN-TV reports that the shooting happened at a medical support building on the base, and that there were people injured.
KENS and KVUE television stations reported the shooting occurred at 4:25 p.m. near a transportation motor pool. A soldier on post told KENS he saw at least one person get hit.
USA Today reports “A spokesman for the Bell County, Texas, sheriff's department confirmed to KVUE that there was an active shooter on Post and that state and county officers were responding.”
KVUE further reported that Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas, evacuated its campus and canceled classes.
“Fort Hood was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009 in which 13 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in what was the deadliest attack ever on a domestic U.S. military installation,” USA Today reports. “Maj. Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the shooting rampage.”