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HORROR: 13 Dead, 30 Injured In US Military Base Shooting; Gunman Has Muslim Sounding Name [UPDATED 6:03PM EST]

fthood.jpg3:15PM EST: [ALL UPDATES IN EXTENDED STORY] At least seven people are dead and 12 wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, the base’s public affairs office told NBC News on Thursday.

The official would not give his name nor additional details. It was unknown whether victims are soldiers or civilians. One gunman was reportedly in custody and another was on the loose, NBC News said.

NBC affiliate KCEN in Waco reported that the second suspect may be holed up in a building on the post.

The base was reportedly on lockdown. Two nearby school districts were also being locked down.

Fort Hood is adjacent to Killeen, and 60 miles northeast of Austin. The sprawling complex is home to at least 4,929 active duty officers and 45,414 enlisted. Civilian employees total nearly 9,000.

UPDATE FROM CNN 4:20PM EST: One of the shooters has been apprehended, Fort Hood spokesman Sgt. Maj. Jamie Posten told CNN.

“At this point we’re looking for the other shooter,” Posten said. Asked for a description, he said, “we’re trying to develop that information.”

Fort Hood was asking people on post to stay away from windows…….The incident took place at the sports dome, now known as the soldier readiness area…..

FBI agents are being scrambled to the scene to assist……

On the Fort Hood Web site, the word “closed” is posted with the statement, “Effective immediately, Fort Hood is closed. Organizations/units are instructed to execute a 100 percent accountability of all personnel.”

Fort Hood is the Army’s largest U.S. post, with about 40,000 troops. It is home to the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division and elements of the 4th Infantry Division, as well as the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 13th Corps Support Command. It is located near Killeen, Texas.

UPDATE FROM FOX NEWS 4:30PM EST: Two shooters at Fort Hood military post reportedly kill 7, leave 20 injured; Army officials have not confirmed whether the victims were civilians or military personnel.

UPDATE FROM CNN 4:50PM EST: Two gunmen in military uniforms shot and killed as many as nine people and wounded as many as 20 at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday, officials said.

One of the shooters has been apprehended, Fort Hood spokesman Sgt. Maj. Jamie Posten told CNN.

“At this point we’re looking for the other shooter,” Posten said. Asked for a description, he said, “we’re trying to develop that information.”

The shooters were wearing military uniforms, but it was unclear whether they were soldiers, said U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.

UPDATE 4:55PM EST: Fox News reports that the number of injured is as high as 30.

UPDATE 4:57PM EST: The death toll has been raised to 12 including the gunman……

UPDATE FROM ABC NEWS 5:50PM EST: The suspected gunman was identified by ABC News as Major Malik Nadal Hasan.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, told Fox News that military sources informed her that the gunman was about to be deployed to Iraq.

The shooter was killed and two other suspects, who are also soldiers, have been apprehended, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone said.

The general said there were “eyewitness accounts of more than one shooter,” and the others were tracked to an adjacent facility.

UPDATE FROM POLITICO AT 6:00PM EST: President Barack Obama promised “answers to every single question” about Thursday’s shooting at Fort Hood after an attack by three U.S. service members left 12 soldiers dead and 31 wounded.

Speaking at the Interior Department, Obama said he had already conferred with Defense Secretary Robert Gates about the attack and would continue to receive updates.

“We don’t yet know all the details,” Obama said. “What we do know is that a number of American soldiers have been killed and even more have been wounded in a horrific outburst of violence.”

“These are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to the rest of us on a daily basis,” the president continued. “It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil.”

Obama’s remarks came at the conclusion of the Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Interior Department and the White House. He told his listeners – leaders from many of the 564 federally recognized American Indian tribes – that he had discarded his prepared remarks in light of breaking news.

“I planned to make some broader remarks,” he said after brief introductory comments. “But as some of you might have heard there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.”

UPDATE WITH VIDEO LINK 6:03PM EST: Click HERE for a video of President Obama speaking.

UPDATE FROM MSNBC 7:31PM EST: The death toll has just risen to 13.

This story is breaking news and will be updated with more details.

(Source: MSNBC)

33 Responses

  1. “racist” havent you heard that obama has been mending fences with the peace loving muslims after all the problems that president bush caused

  2. I’m taking a bus from port authority, and the drivers daughter is stationed at this base along with her husband. Their desperately trying to reach her husband and so far they can’t. His name is kevin.

  3. my heart goes out for those brave men & women out there putting there lives on the line to defend US all, its enough the ones that get killed out in the battelfielld, but in our own contry?? its clearly terrorizm, time to take the gloves off!!!!!!!!

  4. This is another warning to Yidden that we need to keep our schools, and shuls, etc…safe by not keeping doors open so that anyone can just walk in.

  5. Drudge report is reporting the name of the shooter is Major Malik Nadal Hasan, which sounds like a muslim name, so he might be a US soldier, but he is a muslim which probably infiltrated the army in order to do this terrorism act

  6. this thing has al qaida written all over it.
    an absolute horror.
    my prayers and prayers of all jews go out to the brave men and women of the us armed forces.

    may gd protect you all, and let this gunmen suffer horrific painful deaths


  7. Shooter has a muslim name? that’s so wrong… there are many racist white jew haters out there with “jewish” sounding last names. Whether or not he has a muslim last name is beside the point. I’m not a fan of the muslim people by any stretch, but this goes beyond the pale, even for YWN.

  8. Now we just have to wait for Obama to apologize to the Muslims and for him to tell them that the US shouldn’t have military bases.

  9. My fellow Americans !!!

    Let us be sensitive to the feelings of the Terrorist-American community.

    They are an integral part of the beautiful mosaic that makes America what it is.

    The contribution that terrorists and murderers make to the diversity and pluralism of our beloved country should not be underestimated.

  10. 13- your name is perfect.
    this arab terrorist is exactly that.
    an arab terrorist.
    they failed at fort dix in nj two years ago, and pulled it off here.

    get real

  11. Go ahead, give back gaza, appease them, throw them doggie-bones, etc etc. They are still are a violent nation of blood thirsty killers and thrive and lust killings, blood, and terror.

    Enough of the kissing up to Arabs.

    Tell Rahm Emanuel aka: Meyer Lansky to get with the program before it turns into a PROGROM

  12. #13, you’re joking, right? How many non-Moslems do you think exist with the name Malik Nadal Hasan? For that matter, how many Jew-haters (apart from self-hating Jews) really have Jewish-sounding (as opposed to German-sounding) names? Goldman and Hoffman and Schwartz are not Jewish-sounding names that some antisemites also have, they’re German-sounding names that some Jews also have.

  13. This is a major false flag operation. I called it two weeks ago. Iran blamed us for killing 5 of their Revolutionary Guards men through Pakistan. And then Ahmedinijad promised revenge.

  14. It’s time for the Leftist news media to start the apologetic- It certainly had nothing to do with his Islamic world view. I remember the Muslim Sgt when the War first started in 2001 who killed his fellow American soldiers with the hand grenade.

    My my the religion of peace strikes again.

  15. takingabreak, you want to make a federal case about my stating that there must have been muslims behind this slaughter in Fort Hood? Who else; Presbyterians, Lutherans, Rastafarians maybe?

  16. Right. So when a Muslim goes crazy it’s because of his background. Okay, got it. Anyone want to talk about Elior Chen? Jack Teitel? No?

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