BREAKING: Active Shooter at Fort Hood, Multiple Casualties
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Here we go again, another shooting a place where guns are tightly regulated.
There is an active shooter at the sprawling central Texas base of Fort Hood, a source at Fort Hood told CNN on Wednesday.
The situation is serious and sirens are going off, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
A spokesman for the base said an “incident” was under way but declined for provide additional information.
Fort Hood’s official Twitter feed asked that all personnel on post shelter in place.
A local sheriff’s office said that it had heard there was a shooting.
“They got some kind of shooting incident going on. They haven’t told us anything. It was on post and being handled by the military. Fort Hood has not asked for any assistance,” said Lt. Donnie Adams with the Bell County Sheriff’s Office.
Fort Hood has released only the following brief statement about the incident,
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.
From Twitter (newest Tweets will be at top):
UPDATE- TWO SHOOTERS – SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD – At Least Eight Soldiers Shot (Video) : 21 Ambulances on Scene – http://t.co/9eVtuplFzO
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) April 2, 2014
San Antonio reporter Deborah Knapp reports three dead following shooting on Fort Hood military base – http://t.co/G4hSseVlLK
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) April 2, 2014
Fort Hood again? A military base has to shelter in place because we don't trust our beloved soldiers to have weapons? My head is spinning.
— Robert F Beers (@bobbyboy55) April 2, 2014
BREAKING. CBS-TV Affiliate KWTX, Waco reporting one confirmed dead, at least 8 taken to the hospital from Ft. Hood shooting.
— Charlie Kaye (@CharlieKayeCBS) April 2, 2014
MORE: Sheriff's deputies and troopers dispatched to Fort Hood after active shooter reported: http://t.co/tVMekR7kze
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 2, 2014
— Synnove Bakke (@JerzyLuv2A) April 2, 2014
In 1993, the Army began forbidding military personnel from carrying on base. Generally MPs are the only people carrying firearms on base.
— kenny smith (@kennysmith) April 2, 2014