Shooting at Ft. Hood Army Base
At least one gunman killed 12 people and wounded 31 in a shooting on Thursday afternoon at Fort Hood in Texas. Military police killed one shooter, who had two guns, and at least two soldiers are in custody.
General Cone said the shooting began at about 1:30 p.m. Central time, when a soldier entered the soldier readiness unit, where soldiers receive last-minute medical attention before being shipped overseas, including to Iraq and Afghanistan.
“A solder opened fire, and due to the quick response of the police forces, he was killed,” General Cone said.
“There were several eyewitness accounts that there was more than one shooter,” he said. Two other soldiers were also taken into custody, he said, but the authorities are continuing to sort out what exactly happened.
President Obama has responded to the event. At the moment nobody seems to know what happened. Either way it’s tragic and horrifying.