WTVY  | Dothan, AL  | Military, News

UPDATE - Four Dead, Including Gunman, at Fort Hood

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 9:20 P.M.

AP -- A Texas congressman has identified the suspect in the shooting at Fort Hood as Ivan Lopez.

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Wednesday's shooting happened at a medical center at the base. Additional details about the suspect weren't immediately available.

---------------

UPDATE: 7:30 P.M.

CBS News has confirmed with law enforcement officials: 4 dead in Fort Hood shooting, including the shooter.

------------------

UPDATE 7:00 P.M.

(AP)-- President Barack Obama says the government will get to the bottom of what happened in a shooting incident at Fort Hood.Obama says he's following the situation closely but that the situation is fluid. He says officials are doing everything they can to make sure everyone is secure.

Obama says the incident brings back painful memories of the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood. He says, quote, "We're heartbroken that something like this might've happened again."

Obama says people at Ford Hood have sacrificed so much for freedom and their sense of safety has been broken once again.

Obama's comments come as U.S. officials say one person is dead and 14 wounded at the Texas Army base.

Obama spoke at a restaurant in Chicago where he held a fundraiser.

-----------------

UPDATE 6:48 P.M.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. law enforcement official says the suspected gunman at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas is now believed to be dead.

---------------
UPDATE 6:25 P.M.

FORT HOOD, TEXAS (AP) -- A senior defense official is telling the Associated press one person is dead and 14 are injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.

---------------

UPDATE 6:00 P.M.

CBS News is reporting one person is dead and several others are wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.

-----------------

UPDATE 5:45 P.M.

FORT HOOD, TEXAS (AP) -- Fort Hood has posted a statement online Wednesday. It said emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known.

The base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in what was the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in history.

----------------------

UPDATE 5:39 P.M.

FORT HOOD, TEXAS (AP) -- Fort Hood officials confirm a shooting on base and confirm injuries.

----------------------

UPDATE 5:24 PM

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Bell County Sheriff's Office says Fort Hood reports `active shooter;' sending deputies to help.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UPDATE

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Fort Hood has ordered everyone at the Texas Army base to "shelter in place."

The order was sent Wednesday on the base's Twitter feed and posted on its Facebook page.

The 1st Calvary Division, which is based at Fort Hood, sent a Twitter alert telling people on base to close doors and stay away from windows.

A spokeswoman for the base declined to comment. A spokesman for the local sheriff's office did not immediately have information on the incident.

The base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in what was the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in history.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Fort Hood has ordered everyone at the Texas Army base to "shelter in place."

The order was sent Wednesday on the base's Twitter feed and posted on its Facebook page.

A spokesperson for the base declined to comment.

The base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 253639371 - wtvy.com/a?a=253639371