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    Breaking News from Fort Hood

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    'Seven shot dead' at US army base:
    At least seven people have been killed and 12 others injured in a shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, according to US media reports.

    One person has been arrested and another is on the run, ABC news reports. The base is reported to have been locked down.

    The NBC News network said the two suspects were in military uniform.

    Fort Hood, located near the town of Killeen, is a large US military base which is home to two army divisions.

    Story from BBC NEWS:
    BBC NEWS | Americas | 'Seven shot dead' at US army base

    Published: 2009/11/05 20:26:31 GMT

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    Terror or stress, the attack on Ft Hood.

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    A map showing the location of a mass shooting at Ft. Hood Army post in Killeen, Texas.

    DEVELOPING: A pair of mass shootings at Ft. Hood military post in Texas left at least 7 dead and 20 wounded Thursday, and one suspected gunman is on the loose, the Army said.

    A massive manhunt was under way for the suspect at large, Fox News confirmed, and one person was in custody. The New York Post said that there were two shooters at the Army post massacre; other reports said there were three.

    An Army spokesman at the Pentagon said the shootings began about 1:30 p.m. Thursday at a personnel and medical processing center at Ft. Hood.

    Lt. Col. Nathan Banks said two shooters were apparently involved. There is no word yet on who they were, nor on the identities of the dead.

    The second incident took place at a theater on Ft. Hood, according to Banks.

    Some media reports said the number of victims remained unclear.

    Banks said a motive wasn't immediately known and it is too soon to tell whether there is any link to battle stress or repeated deployments. Army officials didn't know whether the victims were civilians or military personnel.

    The men were reportedly dressed in Army fatigues, but military officials couldn't confirm that they were Army personnel.

    Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said the shooting was a terrible tragedy for all of the military families affected.

    She said the post is a processing center where soldiers are processed before going to Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis told Fox News those at the base are trained for combat and it is not unusual to see armed people there.

    "It could be a terror attack, it could be a disenchanted soldiers, it could be a varity of people," said Maginnis.

    The base and area schools were on lockdown after the mass shooting, and all those on the Army post were asked to gather for a head count.

    The FBI was going to Ft. Hood to provide assistance.

    There have been several previous deadly incidents at Ft. Hood, including a shooting of one soldier by another at a party in July; a rape and fatal shooting of an Army medic at her apartment near the post 11 years ago; and the murder-suicide of a lieutenant by a soldier in September 2008.

    At Least 7 Dead, 20 Wounded in Shootings at Ft. Hood in Texas - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

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    RIP to the dead, and God willing a full recovery to the injured.

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    Coming through the BBC thick and fast: No link yet.

    Gunman killed in Fort Hood attack was a soldier - US army official

    President Barack Obama to make statement on Fort Hood gun attack shortly

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    12 Confirmed Dead

    Up to twelve confirmed dead per the base commander on MSNBC.

    All at a processing center. One shooter has been killed.

    This is horrific.
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    One gunman killed, two suspected gunmen in custody, all are soldiers - US army

    President Obama says attack was 'horrific outburst of violence'
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    The suspected gunman was identified as Major Malik Nadal Hasan. He was killed and two other suspects have been apprehended, Lt. Robert W. Cone said.

    The gunman used two handguns
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    Malik Nadal Hasan - Oh dear, a sleeper, the draw backs of Immigration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaobam Armour View Post
    Malik Nadal Hasan - Oh dear, a sleeper, the draw backs of Immigration.
    he's a flipping major!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    he's a flipping major!
    Look at the name though, rank doesn't enter into it.

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    Major?

    Yeah, he's an officer. He's also something else. Fortunately, two have been apprehended and we'll get the story behind this but I'm calling it a terrorist incident.
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    Looks that way to me too; just has to be, there were 3 of them, must have been planned, but we shall see. Real shame that something like this can happen.

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    Oh my god...... My condolence to family
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