UPDATE: Multiple people were killed in the shooting at Fort Hood on April 2, including the suspected shooter, a senior military official and law enforcement official tells CNN. Multiple people were injured in the shooting as well.
A suspected shooter who opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas on April 2 is dead, multiple U.S. officials tell CNN. However, the officials say the situation is still being considered an active shooting. Multiple injuries have been reported, but none have been confirmed yet.
Fort Hood has confirmed that a shooting occurred at the sprawling central Texas base on April 2. The army fort said in a statement that multiple people have been injured, but no deaths or injuries have been confirmed.
Fort Hood Shooting — Texas Army Base Reports Active Shooter
Fort Hood said in a statement: “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.”
Fort Hood’s official Twitter feed instructed all personnel to “shelter in place.”
All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place.
— Fort Hood (@forthood) April 2, 2014
President Barack Obama has been informed of the incident and will continue to receive updates, CNN reports.
An anonymous source at Ford Hood, located in Killeen, Texas, told CNN that the situation was serious and sirens were going off.
Killeen Mayor Dan Corbin tells CNN, “It is unclear what is going on right now. We have been in touch with appropriate personnel, we are standing by with our police and ambulances, if needed. We are very concerned. Fort Hood is always there for us and we want to be there for them.”
Army Psychiatrist Killed 13 People At Fort Hood In 2009
Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a former Army psychiatrist, opened fire at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, killing 13 people and injuring 32 others.
In 2013, he was convicted of the killings and sentenced to death. He is currently awaiting execution while his case is being reviewed by appellate courts.
– Tierney McAfee