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Fort Hood Shooting Leaves Four Dead, 14 Injured (LIVE UPDATES)

03/04/2014 01:02 | Updated 03 April 2014

At least four people have died, including the gunman, and 14 have been injured after a soldier opened fire at the Fort Hood military base in Texas on Wednesday. The incident comes less than five years after Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan went on a shooting rampage that left 13 dead and 31 wounded in the same base.

Speaking on Wednesday evening, President Obama said the US government will get to the bottom of what happened, adding: "We're heartbroken that something like this might have happened again."

On Wednesday afternoon, officials at Fort Hood sent out a message for all personnel to "shelter in place". An army spokesperson later confirmed in an official statement that one person had died, but there was no definitive number on how many people had been injured or whether the shooter was still alive.

"There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time," the statement said.

Nidal Hasan, who was convicted in 2009 for the killings at the base, was sentenced to death by a military jury in August 2013.

04/04/2014 4:57 PM EDT

U.S. Military Official: Mental Health Of Shooter Not Direct Factor In Shooting

The Associated Press reports:

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The senior officer at Fort Hood says the mental condition of the soldier who fatally shot three soldiers and wounded 16 others earlier this week was not the "direct precipitating factor" in the shooting.

The comments Friday by Lt. Gen. Mark Milley came a day after he said Spc. Ivan (ee-VAHN') Lopez's mental condition appeared to be an underlying factor.

Milley said Friday that an "escalating argument" precipitated the attack.

Authorities say their investigation has found Lopez had an altercation Wednesday with soldiers in his unit that prompted the shooting.

04/04/2014 4:36 PM EDT

U.S. Military Officials Update On Fort Hood Shooting Investigation

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley and other U.S. Military officials provided additional details on the investigation of the Fort Hood shooting, saying that while the process was ongoing, the rampage was believed to have been preceded by a "escalating argument" involving the alleged shooter, Spc. Ivan Lopez. Officials said that the alleged shooter's mental condition was not the "direct precipitating factor" to the shooting. He said that the alleged shooter's mental health would be fully investigated.

An official said that at the time it is believed that there was "No premeditated targeting of any specific individuals" in the shooting. The weapon used in the shooting had been recovered, and the official said the weapon was purchased on March 1 outside of the base.

The Fort Hood officials said that 10 of the 16 wounded who were admitted to hospital facilities following the shooting had been released and returned to duty.

04/04/2014 4:25 PM EDT

U.S. Military Officials Identify Shooting Victims

In a press briefing, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley identified the three soldiers killed in the Fort Hood shooting: Sgt. First Class Daniel M. Ferguson, age 39; Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney Rodriguez, age 38; Sgt. Timothy W. Owens, age 37.

Read HuffPost's report here.

04/04/2014 2:03 PM EDT

Official: Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Was In Dispute Over Leave Before Rampage

The New York Times reports:

The soldier at Fort Hood who killed or wounded 19 of his fellow Army members on Wednesday had a dispute with his superiors over their denial of a leave request shortly before the shooting rampage, a law enforcement official said Friday.

The report goes on:

Investigators were also looking into Specialist Lopez’s dispute with Army superiors who had denied his request for leave. He met with Fort Hood officials about the denial on Wednesday shortly before the shooting started and had been clearly agitated and disrespectful after the meeting, the law enforcement official said. It was unclear why he wanted to take time off, but it appeared to involve his family.

Read the report from The New York Times here.

04/04/2014 1:58 PM EDT

Father Of Fort Hood Gunman: He 'Must Not Have Been in His Right Mind'

NBC has released a statement from the family of the alleged Fort Hood shooter, Spc. Ivan Lopez.

Facing the tragedy that occurred on April 2 in Fort Hood, TX, the family of the Puerto Rican soldier Iván López is concerned and asks for prayers for those affected and deceased by the unfortunate incidents. Iván López, father of the soldier, is still in shock and described his son as a calm family man, a young worker who always looked out for the well being of his home and a good son.

"This situation has caused great pain. I ask for prayers for the affected families, even more so when there is still an ongoing investigation. My son must not have been in his right mind, he wasn't like that," said Iván López, Sr.

As an active soldier he defended the nation and received medals. He also worked honorably as a policeman on the island. According to his father, the soldier was under medical treatment and the passing of his mother, his grandfather and the recent changes when transferring to the base surely affected his existing condition because of his experiences as a soldier. No more comments shall be made during the investigation conducted by authorities.

Read the NBC report here.

04/03/2014 8:33 PM EDT

Defense Secretary: Too Soon To Draw Safety Conclusions

AP reports:

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says it's too soon to draw any broad conclusions about safety at U.S. military bases after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

He said Thursday that as the investigation unfolds, the Pentagon will continue to take a close look at any new lessons that can be learned from Wednesday's tragedy and implement any needed changes to base security.

Read the full story here.

04/03/2014 7:08 PM EDT

6 Shooting Victims Discharged From Hospital

04/03/2014 5:54 PM EDT

AP Identifies Victim Of Fort Hood Shooting

One of the victims of Wednesday's shooting has been identified as U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Owens. His family told the AP that he was a native of Effingham, Ill.

04/03/2014 5:38 PM EDT

Fort Hood Does Little To Keep Out Firearms

According to the NYT, Fort Hood does very little to keep guns off the military base.

"Fort Hood’s weapons rules for soldiers who are not police officers rely in large part on the honor system," the Times reports.

The base does not require entrants to go through a metal detector or any similar screening, a source told the Times.

For more, click here.

04/03/2014 4:52 PM EDT

Family Of Fort Hood Gunman Reportedly Didn't Know He Was Being Treated For Mental Problems

He [Lopez] sought help for depression and anxiety and was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, military officials said. But Army Secretary John McHugh said Thursday that a psychiatrist last month found no violent or suicidal tendencies. The soldier was prescribed Ambien for a sleeping problem.

He had no apparent links to extremists, McHugh said.

Glidden Lopez Torres, who is not related to the gunman but identified himself as a family friend speaking on behalf of the soldier's family in Puerto Rico, said Lopez's mother died of a heart attack in November.

Lopez was close to her and was apparently upset that he was granted only a short leave — 24 hours, later extended to two days — to go to her funeral, which was delayed for nearly a week so he could make it, the family spokesman said.

The family was not aware that Lopez was receiving any treatment for mental problems, the spokesman said.

Read more here from The Associated Press.

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BREAKING: Fort Hood official: 'Strong possibility' shooter had argument with soldier before shooting.

— The Associated Press (@AP) Read More"},{"id":"70","created":"04/03/2014 3:43 PM EDT","title":"A History Of Shootings At U.S. Military Facilities","tweet_link":"70_a-history-of-shootings-at-us-military-facilities","entry_text":"

The shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, that left four people dead and 16 injured on Wednesday was not the second — or even the third — incident of gun violence at the base. Here's a list of shootings at U.S. military facilities over the last two decades.

Check out the story here from The Washington Post.

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The shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, that left four people dead and 16 injured on Wednesday was not the second — or even the third — incident of gun violence at the base. Here's a list of shootings at U.S. military facilities over ...Read More"},{"id":"69","created":"04/03/2014 2:39 PM EDT","title":"NBC: Photo Of Alleged Gunman","tweet_link":"69_nbc-photo-of-alleged-gunman","entry_text":"

PHOTO: Alleged Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez pic.twitter.com/cUunxuI1Dt

— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) April 3, 2014

The photo is sourced to a document obtained by NBC News.

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PHOTO: Alleged Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez pic.twitter.com/cUunxuI1Dt

— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) Read More"},{"id":"68","created":"04/03/2014 1:31 PM EDT","title":"What We Know About Ivan Lopez","tweet_link":"68_what-we-know-about-ivan-lopez","entry_text":"

An initial portrait of Ivan Lopez, the Iraq War veteran allegedly responsible for the mass shooting Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, is slowly emerging.

Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, identified Lopez, 34, as the alleged shooter following the incident. According to military officials, Lopez was a specialist assigned to the 13th Sustainment Command, a logistics and support unit at Fort Hood.

During a Thursday Senate Armed Services Committee meeting, Army Secretary John McHugh said Lopez, a native of Puerto Rico, joined the Army in June 2008. Previously, the solider served with the Puerto Rico National Guard.

Read the full story here.

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An initial portrait of Ivan Lopez, the Iraq War veteran allegedly responsible for the mass shooting Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, is slowly emerging.

Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, id...Read More"},{"id":"67","created":"04/03/2014 12:59 PM EDT","title":"VIDEO: Veterans React To Fort Hood Shooting","tweet_link":"67_video-veterans-react-to-fort-hood-shooting","entry_text":"

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From NBC News:

The family of Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez is \"destroyed\" by the news that he killed three people, wounded 16 others and then committed suicide on the tragedy-scarred Army base, a relative told NBC News.

\"How is it possible this happened?\" asked Margarita Class, who spoke to Lopez's sister Ivanis by phone after he was identified as the shooter in Wednesday's rampage.

\"The family is destroyed,\" she said.

Read the full story here.

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From NBC News:

The family of Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez is \"destroyed\" by the news that he k...Read More"},{"id":"65","created":"04/03/2014 12:40 PM EDT","title":"Boehner: 'No Question' Mentally Ill People Shouldn't Have Guns","tweet_link":"65_boehner-no-question-mentally-ill-people-shouldnt-have-guns","entry_text":"

House Speaker John Boehner said that there's \"no question\" that people who have metal illness shouldn't be able to own guns.

“There’s no question that those with mental health issues should be prevented from owning weapons or being able to purchase weapons,” Boehner said, according to the Hill.

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House Speaker John Boehner said that there's \"no question\" that people who have metal illness shouldn't be able to own guns.

“There’s no question that those with mental health issues should be prevented from owning weapons or being able to p...Read More"},{"id":"64","created":"04/03/2014 12:23 PM EDT","title":"Why It Was So Easy For Shooter To Get A Gun Despite Mental Health Issues","tweet_link":"64_why-it-was-so-easy-for-shooter-to-get-a-gun-despite-mental-health-issues","entry_text":"

ThinkProgress takes a look:

Current federal law only bars people who have been involuntarily committed to inpatient mental health treatment or officially adjudicated mentally ill by a court from owning a firearm and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reports veterans to the background check system if they’ve been deemed mentally incompetent. The Obama administration took several steps to enhance those rules at the beginning of this year, but gun safety advocates told ThinkProgress that more needs to be done, particularly for soldiers afflicted with PTSD.

Read the full story here.

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ThinkProgress takes a look:

Current federal law only bars people who have been involuntarily committed t...Read More"},{"id":"63","created":"04/03/2014 12:09 PM EDT","title":"Army Chief of Staff: No Need To Change Firearm Policy","tweet_link":"63_army-chief-of-staff-no-need-to-change-firearm-policy","entry_text":"

Army chief General Ray Odierno says no need to change policy on firearms on posts. Adds military police is "appropriate." (@JaredHalpern)

— FOX News Radio (@foxnewsradio) April 3, 2014

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Army chief General Ray Odierno says no need to change policy on firearms on posts. Adds military police is "appropriate." (@JaredHalpern)

—...Read More"},{"id":"62","created":"04/03/2014 12:04 PM EDT","title":"Quick-Access Mental Health Clinic To Be Set Up","tweet_link":"62_quickaccess-mental-health-clinic-to-be-set-up","entry_text":"

Hospital is working with Fort Hood to create a quick-access clinic where people affected by the shooting can seek mental health help.

— Ciara O'Rourke (@ciaraorourke) April 3, 2014

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Hospital is working with Fort Hood to create a quick-access clinic where people affected by the shooting can seek mental health help.

— Ciara O'Rourke (@ciaraorourke) Read More"},{"id":"61","created":"04/03/2014 11:57 AM EDT","title":"No Further Fatalities Expected","tweet_link":"61_no-further-fatalities-expected","entry_text":"

Hospital trauma director says: We do not expect any further fatalities at this time from #FortHood shooting.

— Brian Ries (@moneyries) April 3, 2014

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Hospital trauma director says: We do not expect any further fatalities at this time from #FortHood shooting.

— Brian Ries (@mone...Read More"},{"id":"60","created":"04/03/2014 11:47 AM EDT","title":"Army Doc: Important To Emphasize That Most Vets Aren't Violent","tweet_link":"60_army-doc-important-to-emphasize-that-most-vets-arent-violent","entry_text":"

Army doc reaches out to say: v important to emphasize in all this coverage that combat veterans and those with PTS are not usually violent

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 3, 2014

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Army doc reaches out to say: v important to emphasize in all this coverage that combat veterans and those with PTS are not usually violent

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) Read More"},{"id":"59","created":"04/03/2014 11:47 AM EDT","title":"Baylor Scott & White Hospital: 9 People Remain Hospitalized","tweet_link":"59_baylor-scott-white-hospital-9-people-remain-hospitalized","entry_text":"

8 men and one woman are still hospitalized, the hospital said in a press briefing. 3 are still in critical condition.

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8 men and one woman are still hospitalized, the hospital said in a press briefing. 3 are still in critical condition.

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Wednesday's shooting has reopened some old wounds related to the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, Roll Call notes. Both victims and families of victims of the 2009 tragedy have expressed frustration that they weren't given compensation that victims of war normally would. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced a bill in September to help resolve the issue, but it has yet to receive a vote.

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Wednesday's shooting has reopened some old wounds related to the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, Roll Call notes. Both victims and families of victims of th...Read More"},{"id":"57","created":"04/03/2014 11:39 AM EDT","title":"CNN Reporter: Gun Store Followed Procedures","tweet_link":"57_cnn-reporter-gun-store-followed-procedures","entry_text":"

Ft. Hood shooter bought gun at 'Guns Galore' in Killeen. He passed the standard background check, sources say. Store followed procedures.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) April 3, 2014

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Ft. Hood shooter bought gun at 'Guns Galore' in Killeen. He passed the standard background check, sources say. Store followed procedures.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) Read More"},{"id":"56","created":"04/03/2014 11:35 AM EDT","title":"Next Fort Hood Press Conference At 3pm","tweet_link":"56_next-fort-hood-press-conference-at-3pm","entry_text":"

UPDATE: @forthood says there will be a press conference at 3 p.m. today.

— KVUE News (@KVUE) April 3, 2014

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UPDATE: @forthood says there will be a press conference at 3 p.m. today.

— KVUE News (@KVUE) Read More"},{"id":"55","created":"04/03/2014 11:24 AM EDT","title":"LIVE VIDEO: Hospital Officials Hold Briefing On Shooting","tweet_link":"55_live-video-hospital-officials-hold-briefing-on-shooting","entry_text":"

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The #FortHood shooter bought gun last month from store where Nidal Hasan puchased one used in 2009.

— Sari Horwitz (@SariHorwitz) April 3, 2014

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The #FortHood shooter bought gun last month from store where Nidal Hasan puchased one used in 2009.

— Sari Horwitz (@SariHorwitz...Read More"},{"id":"53","created":"04/03/2014 10:59 AM EDT","title":"Army Has 'No Reason To Look Into' Possible Traumatic Brain Injury","tweet_link":"53_army-has-no-reason-to-look-into-possible-traumatic-brain-injury","entry_text":"

McHugh said that the suspect's records \"show no wounds, no direct involvement in combat ... or any injury that might lead us to further investigate battle-related TBI (traumatic brain injury),\" CNN reported.

Lopez had reportedly claimed that he had sustained a traumatic brain injury in Iraq. Traumatic brain injuries can often lead to lasting mental and physical problems, and can go undetected since they \"leave behind no obvious signs of trauma,\" according to ProPublica.

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McHugh said that the suspect's records \"show no wounds, no direct involvement in combat ... or any injury that might lead us to further investigate battle-related TBI (traumatic brain injury),\" Read More"},{"id":"52","created":"04/03/2014 10:26 AM EDT","title":"Army Chief Of Staff: Suspect Was An Experienced Soldier","tweet_link":"52_army-chief-of-staff-suspect-was-an-experienced-soldier","entry_text":"

Army Chief Odierno: Ft. Hood shooter spent 9 years in Puerto Rico Nat. Guard, had 1 yr. deployment to Sinai with NG, 4 month to Iraq

— paul mcleary (@paulmcleary) April 3, 2014

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Army Chief Odierno: Ft. Hood shooter spent 9 years in Puerto Rico Nat. Guard, had 1 yr. deployment to Sinai with NG, 4 month to Iraq

— paul mcleary (@paulmcleary) Read More"},{"id":"51","created":"04/03/2014 10:07 AM EDT","title":"Army Secretary Shares More Details About Suspected Shooter","tweet_link":"51_army-secretary-shares-more-details-about-suspected-shooter","entry_text":"

McHugh: -Shooter joined Army in June 2008 -Had two deployments, including one 4-month deployment to Iraq -No direct involvement in combat

— AJAM Live (@ajamlive) April 3, 2014

Sec. McHugh also said that the suspect was undergoing treatment for mental health issues including depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance, and had been prescribed ambien. When he was examined last month by a psychiatrist, McHugh said, they found no sign of likely violence or suicidal ideation at that time. \"The plan forward was to just continue to monitor and treat him as deemed appropriate,\" McHugh said.

--Braden Goyette

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McHugh: -Shooter joined Army in June 2008 -Had two deployments, including one 4-month deployment to Iraq -No direct involvement in combat

— AJAM Live (@ajamlive) Read More"},{"id":"49","created":"04/03/2014 9:32 AM EDT","title":"CNN: Suspect's Wife Heard About Shooting On TV","tweet_link":"49_cnn-suspects-wife-heard-about-shooting-on-tv","entry_text":"

CNN spoke to Xanderia Morris, a neighbor of Ivan Lopez, who has been identified by a Congressman as the suspected Fort Hood gunman. Morris comforted Lopez's wife after she head about the shooting:

At the Lopez apartment, the shooter's wife was watching the news.

She came out crying, worried about her husband, from whom she had not heard all afternoon. But she had no idea that he was the shooter, said Morris, the neighbor.

\"I'm just worried, I'm just worried,\" Lopez's wife told her.

\"I tried to console her and comfort her, let her know everything was OK,\" Morris said.

It was not. When a local TV station identified the gunman as Lopez, the wife became \"hysterical,\" Morris said.

Morris also told CNN that her neighbors seemed like a normal couple.

Read the full story here.

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CNN spoke to Xanderia Morris, a neighbor of Ivan Lopez, who has been Read More"},{"id":"48","created":"04/03/2014 8:21 AM EDT","title":"Today's Training Cancelled For Soldiers","tweet_link":"48_todays-training-cancelled-for-soldiers","entry_text":"

Navy Times reports:

Although it appears much of Fort Hood is returning to business as usual, all physical training for soldiers has been cancelled for Thursday and they have been ordered to report to their units at 10 a.m. Chaplains have setup family counseling centers at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel and nearby Scott & White Hospital.

Read the rest here.

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Navy Times reports:

Although it appears much of Fort Hood is returning to business as usual, all physical training for soldiers has be...Read More"},{"id":"47","created":"04/03/2014 6:55 AM EDT","title":"CBS: 6 Of The Wounded Now In Fair Condition","tweet_link":"47_cbs-6-of-the-wounded-now-in-fair-condition","entry_text":"

Ft Hood UPDATE: Six patients at Scott & White Hospital upgraded from serious to fair condition. Three remain in critical.

— Brian New (@BrianNewCBS) April 3, 2014

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Ft Hood UPDATE: Six patients at Scott & White Hospital upgraded from serious to fair condition. Three remain in critical.

— Brian New (@BrianNewCBS) Read More"},{"id":"46","created":"04/03/2014 6:17 AM EDT","title":"What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?","tweet_link":"46_what-is-traumatic-brain-injury","entry_text":"

Ivan Lopez reportedly said that he sustained a traumatic brain injury in Iraq.

In 2010, ProPublica and NPR published an in-depth report on TBI, which has been called the \"signature wound\" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- and often goes undiagnosed. The investigation was accompanied by a graphic showing what TBI does to the brain and a fact sheet.

From ProPublica:

Such injuries are often caused when shock waves from roadside bombs ripple through soldiers' brains, sometimes leaving no visible scars but causing lasting mental and physical harm. Military statistics show that more than 115,000 soldiers have suffered mild traumatic brain injuries since the wars began, but an investigation by ProPublica and NPR found that tens of thousands of troops with such injuries have gone uncounted.

Read more here.

--Braden Goyette

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Ivan Lopez reportedly said that he sustained a traumatic brain injury in Iraq.

In 2010, ProPublica and NPR publishe...Read More"},{"id":"45","created":"04/03/2014 5:42 AM EDT","title":"Gunman Was Iraq War Vet Being Treated For Mental Illness","tweet_link":"45_gunman-was-iraq-war-vet-being-treated-for-mental-illness","entry_text":"

The man who opened fire at Fort Hood on Wednesday, killed three people and injured 16 others before taking his own life was an Iraq War veteran, authorities said.

According to The Associated Press:

The gunman, who served in Iraq for four months in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment before the attack to determine if he had post-traumatic stress disorder, [Fort Hood's senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said].

He arrived at Fort Hood in February from another base in Texas. He was taking medication, and there were reports that he had complained after returning from Iraq about suffering a traumatic brain injury, Milley said.

Click here for more.

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The man who opened fire at Fort Hood on Wednesday, killed three people and injured 16 others before taking his own life was an Read More"},{"id":"44","created":"04/03/2014 3:58 AM EDT","title":"Wrong Photo Alert","tweet_link":"44_wrong-photo-alert","entry_text":"

A 2010 photo of a soldier with the same name as the suspected Fort Hood shooter has been removed from the Killeen Daily Herald's website.

The image was picked up by several media outlets after Wednesday's incident. However, the man in the image is still alive and was not involved in the attack.

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A 2010 photo of a soldier with the same name as the suspected Fort Hood shooter has been removed from the Killeen Daily Herald's website.

The image was picked ...Read More"},{"id":"43","created":"04/03/2014 1:00 AM EDT","title":"Fort Hood Community Offered Counseling","tweet_link":"43_fort-hood-community-offered-counseling","entry_text":"

III Corps and Fort Hood is urging soldiers and family members affected by the shooting to call the Family Assistance Center Hotline at (254) 288-7570 or (866) 836-2751.

Spiritual guidance will be offered on- and off-post as well.

For more, click here.

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III Corps and Fort Hood is urging soldiers and family members affected by the shooting to call the Family Assistance Center Hotline at (254) 288-7570 or (866) 836-...Read More"},{"id":"42","created":"04/03/2014 12:34 AM EDT","title":"Department Of Defense To Lead Investigation ","tweet_link":"42_department-of-defense-to-lead-investigation-","entry_text":"

According to a White House press release, the Department of Defense will lead the investigation with support from federal partners including the FBI, state and local law enforcement personnel.

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According to a White House press release, the Department of Defense will lead the investigation with support from federal partners including the FBI, state and local law enforcement personnel.

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An earlier post described the weapon as a .45mm Smith & Wesson handgun. However, the firearm used by the assailant was a semi-automatic .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun.

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An earlier post described the weapon as a .45mm Smith & Wesson handgun. However, the firearm used by the assailant was a semi-automatic .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun.

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According to base officials, the suspected Ft. Hood shooter was in the process of being diagnosed for post-traumatic stress disorder.

PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after experiencing an extreme emotional trauma. Symptoms include: Depression, alienation, physical aches and pains, flashbacks, nightmares, detachment to others, increased anxiety, insomnia, feelings of guilt/shame, difficulty concentrating, anger management issues and suicidal tendencies.

The process of being officially diagnosed is a lengthy one, and according to Time magazine, service members receive multiple disability evaluations, including:

* a medical evaluation board

* one or more temporary disability retirement list evaluations through the military

* secondary evaluation through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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According to base officials, the suspected Ft. Hood shooter was in the process of being diagnosed for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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HuffPost Readers: If you were at Ft. Hood on Wednesday or know someone who was there, we want to hear from you. Send your eyewitness accounts, photos, videos or anything else you want to share here.

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HuffPost Readers: If you were at Ft. Hood on Wednesday or know someone who was there, we want to hear from you. Send your eyewitness accounts, photos, videos or anything else you want to share Read More"},{"id":"38","created":"04/02/2014 11:33 PM EDT","title":"Congressman Voices Support For Concealed Weapons On Military Bases","tweet_link":"38_congressman-voices-support-for-concealed-weapons-on-military-bases","entry_text":"

HuffPost reports:

Hours after a mass shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas, left at least four people dead on Wednesday, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said he supports allowing members of the military to carry concealed weapons on military bases.

McCaul is reported to have identified the suspected Ft. Hood shooter.

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HuffPost reports:

Hours after a mass shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas, left at least four people dead on Wednesday, Rep. Michae...Read More"},{"id":"37","created":"04/02/2014 11:31 PM EDT","title":"Approximate Timeline Of Ft. Hood Shooting","tweet_link":"37_approximate-timeline-of-ft-hood-shooting","entry_text":"

Around 4:30 p.m.: Suspected gunman entered a building on base and fired his weapon.

A few minutes later: Shooter left the building, went to his vehicle and again opened fire. Ft. Hood placed in lockdown.

Just after 5 p.m.: Suspected gunman exited vehicle and entered a second building where he came face-to-face with a military police officer. He then shot himself.

5:30 p.m.: Base official confirms shooting incident. Emergency crews on the scene.

9 p.m.: Lockdown lifted.

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Around 4:30 p.m.: Suspected gunman entered a building on base and fired his weapon.

A few minutes later: Shooter left the building, went to his vehicle and again opened fire. Ft. Hood placed in lockdown.

Just after 5 p.m.: Suspected gunman ...Read More"},{"id":"36","created":"04/02/2014 11:19 PM EDT","title":"Image From Ft. Hood Press Conference","tweet_link":"36_image-from-ft-hood-press-conference","entry_text":"

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#BREAKING: The #FortHood shooter just arrived on post in February.

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) 5 years ago

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#BREAKING: The #FortHood shooter just arrived on post in February.

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) 5 years ago

"},{"id":"34","created":"04/02/2014 11:08 PM EDT","title":"Hospital Gives Update On Ft. Hood Shooting Victims","tweet_link":"34_hospital-gives-update-on-ft-hood-shooting-victims","entry_text":"

Doctors at Baylor-Scott & White said the hospital received eight patients from the base shooting and one is en route. So far, the treated patients include seven males and one female.

Two of the victims have undergone surgery.

All are in intensive care and three are in critical condition.

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\nDoctors at Baylor-Scott & White said the hospital received eight patients from the base shooting and one is en route. So far, the treated patients include seven males and one female.

Two of the victims have undergone surgery.

All are...Read More"},{"id":"33","created":"04/02/2014 11:01 PM EDT","title":"Suspected Gunman Had Served In Combat","tweet_link":"33_suspected-gunman-had-served-in-combat","entry_text":"

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley told reporters that the suspected gunman was a veteran of combat in Iraq.

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Lt. Gen. Mark Milley told reporters that the suspected gunman was a veteran of combat in Iraq.
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Lt. Gen. Mark Milley did not release any information about the victims of the Ft. Hood shooting. However, he did say that all the wounded and dead were members of the military.

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Lt. Gen. Mark Milley did not release any information about the victims of the Ft. Hood shooting. However, he did say that all the wounded and dead were members of the military.
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"},{"id":"31","created":"04/02/2014 10:57 PM EDT","title":"Gunman's Weapon ID'd","tweet_link":"31_gunmans-weapon-idd","entry_text":"

The suspected gunman in the Ft. Hood shooting was carrying a .45mm Smith and Wesson handgun, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said. The weapon was not registered for use on base.

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The suspected gunman in the Ft. Hood shooting was carrying a .45mm Smith and Wesson handgun, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said. The weapon was not registered for use on base.
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"},{"id":"30","created":"04/02/2014 10:54 PM EDT","title":"Ivan Lopez Identified As Suspected Fort Hood Shooter By Texas Congressman","tweet_link":"30_ivan-lopez-identified-as-suspected-fort-hood-shooter-by-texas-congressman","entry_text":"

Ivan Lopez has been identified as the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting at Fort Hood on Wednesday, according to U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas).

McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the shooting happened in a medical building on the Texas army post, according to the Associated Press.

Read the full report here.

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Ivan Lopez has been identified as the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting at Fort Hood on Wednesday, according to U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas).

McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the shooting happ...Read More"},{"id":"29","created":"04/02/2014 10:54 PM EDT","title":"Gunman Was Undergoing Psych Treatment At Time Of Shooting","tweet_link":"29_gunman-was-undergoing-psych-treatment-at-time-of-shooting","entry_text":"

According to Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the suspected gunman was suffering from depression and anxiety. He was undergoing treatment for these conditions and was in the process of being examined for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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According to Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the suspected gunman was suffering from depression and anxiety. He was undergoing treatment for these conditions and was in the process of being examined for post-traumatic stress disorder.
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"},{"id":"28","created":"04/02/2014 10:51 PM EDT","title":"More Highlights From Ft. Hood Press Conference","tweet_link":"28_more-highlights-from-ft-hood-press-conference","entry_text":"

* No indications of terrorism, but that hasn't been ruled out

* No motive is known at this time

* Shooter's identity will not be officially released until next of kin is notified.

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* No indications of terrorism, but that hasn't been ruled out

* No motive is known at this time

* Shooter's identity will not be officially released until next of kin is notified.

"},{"id":"27","created":"04/02/2014 10:49 PM EDT","title":"Updates From Ft. Hood Press Conference","tweet_link":"27_updates-from-ft-hood-press-conference","entry_text":"

* Lockdown at Ft. Hood was lifted 45 min ago

* First responders were on scene within 15 minutes

* The shooter is dead, self inflicted

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* Lockdown at Ft. Hood was lifted 45 min ago

* First responders were on scene within 15 minutes

* The shooter is dead, self inflicted
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"},{"id":"26","created":"04/02/2014 10:41 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Official: No Indication Of Terror Connection","tweet_link":"26_us-official-no-indication-of-terror-connection","entry_text":"

A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity said that the military did not have any indication that the shooting at Fort Hood was connected to terrorism.

Read the report from Reuters here.

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A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity said that the military did not have any indication that the shooting at Fort Hood was connected to terrorism.

Read th...Read More"},{"id":"25","created":"04/02/2014 10:04 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Soldiers Released After Lockdown Lifted","tweet_link":"25_photo-soldiers-released-after-lockdown-lifted","entry_text":"

Here's a picture of soldiers being released after being on lockdown for more than 4 hours. #FortHood pic.twitter.com/xa8jMKN1Sw

— Markeya Thomas (@MarkeyaThomas) April 3, 2014

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Here's a picture of soldiers being released after being on lockdown for more than 4 hours. #FortHood pi...Read More"},{"id":"24","created":"04/02/2014 10:01 PM EDT","title":"Lockdown Lifted At Fort Hood","tweet_link":"24_lockdown-lifted-at-fort-hood","entry_text":"

BREAKING: All-clear sirens sound at Fort Hood as lockdown lifted hours after shooting at Texas Army post.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 3, 2014

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BREAKING: All-clear sirens sound at Fort Hood as lockdown lifted hours after shooting at Texas Army post.

— The Associated Press (@AP) ...Read More"},{"id":"23","created":"04/02/2014 9:47 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Secretary Of Defense Hagel Speaks On Shooting From Hawaii","tweet_link":"23_photo-secretary-of-defense-hagel-speaks-on-shooting-from-hawaii","entry_text":"

SecDef Hagel talks Ft Hood shooting on USS Anchorage in Hawaii. Concedes "something's not working" on base security. pic.twitter.com/hnXTw9xdeu

— Dion Nissenbaum (@DionNissenbaum) April 3, 2014

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SecDef Hagel talks Ft Hood shooting on USS Anchorage in Hawaii. Concedes "something's not working" on base security. pic.twitter.com/hnXTw9xdeu

—...Read More"},{"id":"22","created":"04/02/2014 9:27 PM EDT","title":"WATCH: Video Of The Scene Following Shooting At Fort Hood","tweet_link":"22_watch-video-of-the-scene-following-shooting-at-fort-hood","entry_text":"

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"},{"id":"21","created":"04/02/2014 9:18 PM EDT","title":"Washington Post: Suspected Shooter Identified By Government Sources","tweet_link":"21_washington-post-suspected-shooter-identified-by-government-sources","entry_text":"

The Washington Post reports:

The gunman, identified by multiple government sources as Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, took his own life, officials said.

He was wearing an Army uniform at the time of the shooting, Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told reporters.

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The Washington Post reports:

The gunman, identified by multiple government sources ...Read More"},{"id":"20","created":"04/02/2014 8:51 PM EDT","title":"Hospital: 4 Patients In Facility, 2 En Route","tweet_link":"20_hospital-4-patients-in-facility-2-en-route","entry_text":"

Scott and White Memorial Hospital officials provided updates on the Fort Hood shooting, saying that the hospital had received four patients and two more were being transported to the facility.

A spokesperson said during a hospital press conference that patients' \"conditions range from stable to quite critical.\" Victims were said to have a variety of injuries, including wounds to the abdomen, chest and neck.

Hospital staff: Received four patients, two more en route, conditions range from stable to 'quite critical' pic.twitter.com/Ksmvs9qgYb

— AJAM Live (@ajamlive) April 3, 2014

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Scott and White Memorial Hospital officials provided updates on the Fort Hood shooting, saying that the hospital had received four patients and two more were being transported to the facility.

A spokesperson said during a hospital press conferenc...Read More"},{"id":"19","created":"04/02/2014 8:45 PM EDT","title":"Texas Gov. Rick Perry Statement On Fort Hood Shooting","tweet_link":"19_texas-gov-rick-perry-statement-on-fort-hood-shooting","entry_text":"

Gov. Rick Perry on Fort Hood shooting: "Ft. Hood has proven its resilience before, and will again."

— ABC World News (@ABCWorldNews) April 3, 2014

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Gov. Rick Perry on Fort Hood shooting: "Ft. Hood has proven its resilience before, and will again."

— ABC World News (@ABCWorldNews) Read More"},{"id":"18","created":"04/02/2014 8:26 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Officials Check Cars Entering Fort Hood Visitor Center","tweet_link":"18_photo-officials-check-cars-entering-fort-hood-visitor-center","entry_text":"

Our crew at the scene says officials are checking every car coming into the visitor center. #forthoodshooting pic.twitter.com/FE6JePFx9U

— KVUE News (@KVUE) April 3, 2014

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Our crew at the scene says officials are checking every car coming into the visitor center. #forthoodshooting Read More"},{"id":"17","created":"04/02/2014 8:23 PM EDT","title":"Defense Secretary Hagel: Shooting 'Terrible Tragedy'","tweet_link":"17_defense-secretary-hagel-shooting-terrible-tragedy","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Defense Secretary Hagel calls Fort Hood shooting a 'terrible tragedy'

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 3, 2014

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BREAKING: Defense Secretary Hagel calls Fort Hood shooting a 'terrible tragedy'

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 3, 2014<...Read More"},{"id":"16","created":"04/02/2014 8:17 PM EDT","title":"Hagel Discusses Fort Hood Situation","tweet_link":"16_hagel-discusses-fort-hood-situation","entry_text":"

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly addressed the situation in Fort Hood on Wednesday evening.

\"I know the president addressed this as well, I have no additional facts or figures other than what I just told you. As I get those facts, I’ll share them.\"

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly addressed the situation in Fort Hood on Wednesday evening.

\"I know the president addressed this as well, I have no additional facts or figures other than what I just told you. As I get those facts, I’ll sh...Read More"},{"id":"15","created":"04/02/2014 8:09 PM EDT","title":"REPORTS: 4 Dead In Fort Hood Shooting","tweet_link":"15_reports-4-dead-in-fort-hood-shooting","entry_text":"

UPDATE: 4 dead in Fort Hood shooting, according to 2 sources http://t.co/8GwkTC31X8

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 3, 2014

JUST IN: Four dead in Ft. Hood shooting, including the shooter.

— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 3, 2014

More from CBS.

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UPDATE: 4 dead in Fort Hood shooting, according to 2 sources http://t.co/8GwkTC31X8

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) Read More"},{"id":"14","created":"04/02/2014 7:59 PM EDT","title":"Obama On Fort Hood Shooting: 'We're Heartbroken'","tweet_link":"14_obama-on-fort-hood-shooting-were-heartbroken","entry_text":"

HuffPost reports:

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday on the shooting at Fort Hood, saying that his administration is keeping close tabs on the situation.

\"We're following it closely,\" Obama told members of the White House press corps, according to a pool report. \"The situation is fluid right now ... I want to just assure all of us we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.\"

He continued, \"We're heartbroken something like this might have happened again.\"

Obama made his statement from Chicago, Ill., where he is scheduled to attend fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee.

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HuffPost reports:

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday on the shooting at Fort Hood, saying that his administration is k...Read More"},{"id":"13","created":"04/02/2014 7:51 PM EDT","title":"Obama Statement On Fort Hood Shooting","tweet_link":"13_obama-statement-on-fort-hood-shooting","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Obama says he's following Fort Hood shooting closely, US will get to bottom of what happened.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 2, 2014

","short_text":"

BREAKING: Obama says he's following Fort Hood shooting closely, US will get to bottom of what happened.

— The Associated Press (@AP) Read More"},{"id":"12","created":"04/02/2014 7:47 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Army: Fort Hood Still On Lockdown","tweet_link":"12_us-army-fort-hood-still-on-lockdown","entry_text":"

.@FortHood is still on lockdown. Injured personnel are being treated at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center & other local hospitals.

— U.S. Army (@USArmy) April 2, 2014

","short_text":"

.@FortHood is still on lockdown. Injured personnel are being treated at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center & other local hospitals.

— U.S. Army (@USArmy)...Read More"},{"id":"11","created":"04/02/2014 7:41 PM EDT","title":"Obama To Speak On Fort Hood Shooting","tweet_link":"11_obama-to-speak-on-fort-hood-shooting","entry_text":"

In Chicago for fundraisers, Pres Obama to speak shortly regarding shooting at Ft. Hood.

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) April 2, 2014

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In Chicago for fundraisers, Pres Obama to speak shortly regarding shooting at Ft. Hood.

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) Read More"},{"id":"10","created":"04/02/2014 7:39 PM EDT","title":"Fort Hood: Report Shooter Is Dead Is Unconfirmed","tweet_link":"10_fort-hood-report-shooter-is-dead-is-unconfirmed","entry_text":"

Fort Hood released an updated statement on the situation Wednesday afternoon..

UPDATE: Fort Hood's Directorate of Emergency Services has an initial report that a shooter is dead but this is unconfirmed.

The injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. Numerous law enforcement agencies are in support and on the scene. The number of injured are not confirmed at this time. No further details are known at this time.

The post is currently still on lock down.

","short_text":"

Fort Hood released an updated statement on the situation Wednesday afternoon..

UPDATE: Fort Hood's Directorate of Emergency Services has an initial report that a s...Read More"},{"id":"9","created":"04/02/2014 7:33 PM EDT","title":"Justice Department: Gunman Dead Of Self-Inflicted Wound","tweet_link":"9_justice-department-gunman-dead-of-selfinflicted-wound","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Justice Department internal report: Fort Hood gunman dead of self-inflicted wound.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 2, 2014

","short_text":"

BREAKING: Justice Department internal report: Fort Hood gunman dead of self-inflicted wound.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 2, 2014...Read More"},{"id":"8","created":"04/02/2014 7:24 PM EDT","title":"Sr. Defense Official: 1 Dead, 14 Injured","tweet_link":"8_sr-defense-official-1-dead-14-injured","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Senior defense official: 1 dead, 14 injured in Fort Hood shooting.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 2, 2014

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BREAKING: Senior defense official: 1 dead, 14 injured in Fort Hood shooting.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 2, 2014

Read More"},{"id":"7","created":"04/02/2014 7:17 PM EDT","title":"REPORTS: One Shooter Dead","tweet_link":"7_reports-one-shooter-dead","entry_text":"

CNN and NBC's Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate report:

BREAKING: Shooter in Ft. Hood is dead, law enforcement officials confirm from a self inflicted wound.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) April 2, 2014

#BREAKING @NBCNews tells us 3 people have been injured & A shooter has been neutralized http://t.co/LRlW33P0YU @forthood

— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) April 2, 2014

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CNN and NBC's Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate report:

BREAKING: Shooter in Ft. Hood is dead, law enforcement officials confirm from a self inflicted wound.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) Read More"},{"id":"6","created":"04/02/2014 7:10 PM EDT","title":"REPORTS: One Dead","tweet_link":"6_reports-one-dead","entry_text":"

From CBS News affiliate KWTX reports one dead following shooting at Fort Hood.

Other reports:

#FtHood officials tell me at least one person is dead.

— Ashley Goudeau (@AshleyG_KVUE) April 2, 2014

BREAKING: Report: 1 dead, others hurt in 'active shooter' situation at Fort Hood #KAKEnews http://t.co/kscURRpGVm

— KAKE News (@KAKEnews) April 2, 2014

UPDATE: At least 1 dead, multiple people injured after shooting at Fort Hood http://t.co/PdJ3DdgxN3

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 2, 2014

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From CBS News affiliate KWTX reports one dead following shooting at Fort Hood.

Other reports:

Read More"},{"id":"5","created":"04/02/2014 7:05 PM EDT","title":"Sheriff: Shooter Trapped Inside Building","tweet_link":"5_sheriff-shooter-trapped-inside-building","entry_text":"

Bell County Sheriff's Deputy told the Killeen Daily Herald the shooter is trapped inside a building at Fort Hood and should be in police custody soon.

FBI involved in investigation, Bell County Sheriff deputy said shooter trapped.... http://t.co/dncKsg3akM

— Killeen Daily Herald (@kdhnews) April 2, 2014

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Bell County Sheriff's Deputy told the Killeen Daily Herald the shooter is trapped inside a building at Fort Hood and sh...Read More"},{"id":"4","created":"04/02/2014 6:55 PM EDT","title":"WFAA: SWAT And 21 Ambulances Responding","tweet_link":"4_wfaa-swat-and-21-ambulances-responding","entry_text":"

SWAT and 21 ambulances on the scene of Fort Hood per active shooter. #BREAKING @wfaachannel8

— Shelly Slater (@wfaashelly) April 2, 2014

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SWAT and 21 ambulances on the scene of Fort Hood per active shooter. #BREAKING @wfaachannel8<...Read More"},{"id":"3","created":"04/02/2014 6:43 PM EDT","title":"Fort Hood Statement: Shooting Confirmed, Injuries Reported","tweet_link":"3_fort-hood-statement-shooting-confirmed-injuries-reported","entry_text":"

Fort Hood's press center updates on the situation

FORT HOOD, Texas -- There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are know at this time.

","short_text":"

Fort Hood's press center updates on the situation

FORT HOOD, Texas -- There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the s...Read More"},{"id":"2","created":"04/02/2014 6:40 PM EDT","title":"President Obama Informed Of Fort Hood Shooting","tweet_link":"2_president-obama-informed-of-fort-hood-shooting","entry_text":"

According to a White House pool report, President Barack Obama has been informed of the reports coming out of Fort Hood.

\"He'll continue to receive updates on the situation throughout

the evening,\" deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.

President Obama informed of shooting at Fort Hood, per @jearnest44 -- will get updates through the night -- breaking live on @FoxNews

— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) April 2, 2014

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According to a White House pool report, President Barack Obama has been informed of the reports coming out of Fort Hood.

\"He'll continue to receive updates on the situation throughout
\nthe evening,\" deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said i...Read More"},{"id":"1","created":"04/02/2014 6:38 PM EDT","title":"NBC: Up To 8 People Wounded","tweet_link":"1_nbc-up-to-8-people-wounded","entry_text":"

BREAKING: As many as 8 people may have been wounded in shooting at Fort Hood; 2 shooters may be involved - @JimMiklaszewski reports

— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) April 2, 2014

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BREAKING: As many as 8 people may have been wounded in shooting at Fort Hood; 2 shooters may be involved - @JimMiklaszewski reports

— NBC Nightly ...Read More"}]

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