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Fort Hood Shooting 12 dead, 31 injured-Soldiers Go On a Rampage

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Lt. Gen. Robert Cone: Fort Hood Shooting Suspect is Alive and in Custody!!
The gunman was wounded multiple times at the scene but was captured alive and was in stable condition, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the Army’s III Corps, said at a press conference late Thursday.
Two other soldiers who were detained have been released, but another person of interest is in custody, said Christopher Haug, chief of public affairs at Fort Hood.
An Army spokesman in Washington says the first shooting began about 1:30 p.m. at a personnel and medical processing center at Fort Hood, the largest U.S. military installation in the world. He says the second incident took place at a theater on the base.

Cone says that all the casualties took place at the base's Soldier Readiness Center where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

He says the shooter used two handguns in the attack.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says the Army major accused of the shooting at Fort Hood was about to deploy overseas. But it was unclear if he was headed to Iraq or Afghanistan and exactly when he was scheduled to leave.

Officials say Hasan was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July.

Pictured below is Major Malik Hassan:

They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed.
Military officials say the suspected shooter at Fort Hood was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July, where he was preparing to deploy to Iraq later this month.

The officials had access to Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan’s military record. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because military records are confidential.

The Virginia-born soldier was single with no children. He was 39 years old.

He was a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1997. He received his medical degree from the military’s Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., in 2001. At Walter Reed, he did his internship, residency and a fellowship.

The suspected gunman was identified by ABC News as Major Nadal Malik Hasan, who is psychologist or a psychiatrist.

He was promoted to major status in May, according to the Army Times.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, told Fox News that military sources informed her that the gunman was about to be deployed to Iraq.

The shooter was killed and two other suspects, who are also soldiers, have been apprehended, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone said.

Hasan allegedly opened fire and killed 11 people on the base before he was shot dead, bringing the total number of fatalities to 12.


The suspected gunman was identified as Major Malik Nadal Hasan.

The shooter was killed and two other suspects, who are also soldiers, have been apprehended, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone said.

The gunman used two handguns, Cone said. He wasn't sure if the shooter reloaded the weapons during the attack.

The general called the attack "a terrible tragedy, stunning." He said the community was "absolutely devastated."

12 Dead, 31 injured, 3 shooters captured of which one is dead. All suspected shooters are soldiers; 1 killed, 2 in custody

At least seven people are dead and 20 wounded in a mass shooting Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, and at least one suspect is believed to be holed up in a building and shooting at SWAT team members, NBC News and affiliate KCEN reported.... Read full article »
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  • OhioGirl ~ Peace ~ 2009/11/05 22:39:31 (edited)
    OhioGirl ~ Peace ~
    This is just so awful!

    My prayers and thoughts are with them.

    Edit: I changed my response because I feel I offended some people with my thoughts.
    I never meant to hurt anyone.

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  • Carolyn 2009/11/13 18:22:31
    wow this world gets worst
  • davidDOOMSLAYER 2009/11/13 06:17:17
    Wow, that's crazy. And my friend and I were talking about her brother was supposed to be at Fort Hood around the time of the shooting, but the flight got delayed or something like that. My prayers go out to the families.
  • guitarplayer2571 2009/11/10 19:30:22
    it really saddens me to think people can be this evil and demented :oP
  • jacktown kid 2009/11/10 15:20:19
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    Prayers for all the victims in this awful and horrible tragedy
  • VinnyLoch 2009/11/09 19:17:03
    its so heartless! i also think that the military's to blame cuz he was a wack job. he had a blog not supporting the war and sayin crap. still, its sooooo extremely sad.
  • jena ^-^ 2009/11/09 17:56:15
    jena ^-^
    i kno ive heard about that.....
    its just sooooooo sad
    i cant belive that some one in the own right mind would do that!!!
  • HolyRoller 2009/11/09 01:27:41
    Still think this wasn't a jihadist terror attack? Breaking from AP and MSNBC

    Alleged shooter tied to mosque of 9/11 hijackers

    Hasan apparently attended mosque when a radical imam preached there
  • Twinx 2009/11/08 23:12:44
    A terrible, terrible, tragic and horrible thing.

    I cannot begin to imagine how horrific it was for those who were there, their families and friends.
  • Krista 2009/11/08 07:54:43
    it so sad to hear this!!! it is a terible tregedy!!!!
  • madjack 2009/11/08 04:18:12
    I'll forward this Torchy ,thanks for posting.
  • Ssgtwaldo 2009/11/08 04:12:49
    I read today where for the first time in 48 years the Army will ask for the death penalty if Hassan is found guilty.
    And so they should.....
  • clevlan... Ssgtwaldo 2009/11/08 20:29:39
    This should be done in a Military Court. If I remember right, they still hang for this.
  • STEELAN... clevlan... 2009/11/09 17:02:59
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    Saddam said he didn't want to be hanged, he wanted the firing squad because it was more honorable way to die. Hanging would be good for this cat ;)
  • Beccy 2009/11/08 03:04:06
    This breaks my heart for the families of these killed.
  • WereWolf 2009/11/07 23:35:37
    Are The Names Of The Dead and Injured Released? I Was Told I Have One Friend At That Base :O
  • gracie935 2009/11/07 21:52:42
    Why don't these crazy psychos go to Washington and open fire on the ones that deserve it?
  • STEELAN... gracie935 2009/11/09 17:00:17
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    2 raves there sugar ;)
  • Ashley 2009/11/07 21:03:25
    This is such a horrible tragedy, i have a couple friends in the Army. My heart goes out to all the families and especially to the victims of this terrible rampage. : ( R.I.P to all the victims!!! <3
  • Joker2874 2009/11/07 20:57:11 (edited)
    This is a very terrible event..My thoughts & prayers go out to the all victims in this attack..But what Ive learned thru the news reports..is that this could have & should have been prevented..There were 'red flags' & 'warning signs' all over the place.. even a few days B4 the attack that Maj. Hassan might that unstable enough to do something like this..but his superiors chose to ingnore them for whatever stupid rea-soning they might have..I can only hope & pray that lessons can be learned by such an awful event..& steps will be taken so that this will never happen again to our troops..They have enough to worry about..thinking about possibly dying in Iraq & Afgahnistan..They shouldnt have to worry about coming out alive at their own US/state -side training base..
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