BREAKING: Shooter on the loose at US Army base in Fort Hood, Texas

UPDATE: NYT is saying 4 people were killed, 14 wounded.

There is an “active shooter” at the US Army base at Fort Hood, Texas, according to the Fort Hood Twitter feed.

Fort Hood is advising everyone on base to “shelter in place.”

CNN reports that sirens are going off on base.  The shooting is underway, and there isn’t much more information as to what’s going on – other than the shooter is still on the loose.

The local news reports that one person so far is confirmed dead:








Fort Hood had an earlier “shooter” incident in 2009, when Nidal Malik Hasan, a US Army major and psychiatris killed 13 people and injured 30 others.


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