There have been multiple shooting attacks at Fort Hood according to MSNBC, KCEN-TV and KTVT-TV. At least 7 people are dead and 30+ are wounded. One shooter is in custody and 1-2 more are being sought. FBI is on the way. Both the shooters and victims are believed to be military rather than civilians, at least the shooters were wearing military fatigues.
4:30 pm EST: More shots just reported according to MSNBC-TV.
4:40 pm EST per MSNBC: “Two suspects were captured and four swat officers were wounded, NBC News and KCEN, based in Waco, Texas, reported.”
4:48 pm EST per MSNBC: Death toll has gone up to 9 and one of the captured shooters is an Army major with an “Arabic-sounding name.”
4:52 pm: News conference going on now. One shooter reported to have been killed.
4:45 pm: Now I hear that 12 are dead and 31 wounded.
5:01 pm EST: Reportedly the shooters are/were actual US soldiers, not people posing as soldiers.
6:00 pm EST: Suspected gunman, now dead, was Major Malik Nadal Hasan, a recent convert to Islam who was about to be deployed to Iraq and not happy about it.
6:20 pm EST: Hasan was an “Army mental health professional”
6:28 pm EST: Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was promoted to major in May
6:33 pm EST: Reputed to be shooter Hasan’s FB page:
6:48 pm EST: Photo being shown now on MSNBC does not look like the guy on the FB page. Name is slightly different as well.
9:55 pm EST: Latest press conference from Ft. Hood, Gen. Cone says that Major Hasan is alive and in stable condition. He is currently believed to be the only shooter, the other soldiers who were detained have been released. Terrorism cannot be ruled out or confirmed.
From other sources, there are reports that Major Hasan had been under investigation for Internet posts related to suicide bombings. He is a US citizen, an American-born Muslim of Jordanian descent.
10:15 pm EST: “Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed 11 people before being shot and wounded by police at Fort Hood, had said Muslims should “rise up” and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, a former army colleague said.”
11:26 pm EST: Troubling portrait emerges of shooting suspect: Walter Reed training director said Hasan required extra counseling