Tragedy Strikes

Fort Hood officials shut down base amid reports of active shooter

Fort Hood officials shut down base amid reports of active shooter

Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas
A shooter opened fire at Fort Hood on April 2, 2014. Photo via Fort Hood Family Housing

UPDATE: At a press conference Wednesday evening, it was confirmed that four people were killed, including the shooter, and 16 people were injured.

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Fort Hood has confirmed an active shooter opened fire at the base on April 2. A base spokesperson told KWTX in Waco that at least one person is dead and others were injured. The first reports of a shooting came in around 4:30 pm. 

At 5 pm, Fort Hood officials asked everyone on base to shelter in place.

Most reports indicate that the shooting happened in the medical brigade building, though that has not been officially confirmed. The Fort Hood Press Center said injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. The number of injured has not been confirmed.

The April 2 shooting brought back tragic memories of another Fort Hood attack. In November 2009, Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan killed 12 soldiers and one civilian in a mass shooting at Fort Hood's Soldier Readiness Center. Hasan in currently on death row.