The Fort Hood shooting appears to be over, with the shooter reportedly dead of a self-inflicted wound and according to the latest CNN update, three other people dead, and as many as 14 others injured, some in critical condition. Reports of a second shooter are so far unconfirmed. CNN also reports that the name of the shooter is 34 year old Ivan Lopez. The shooting is also said to not be terrorism-related, but instead a “solider on solider” attack.
The official statement by Fort Hood:
Shooting incident at Fort Hood
UPDATE: Fort Hood’s Directorate of Emergency Services has an initial report that a shooter is dead but this is unconfirmed.
The injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. Numerous law enforcement agencies are in support and on the scene. The number of injured are not confirmed at this time. No further details are known at this time.
The post is currently still on lock down.
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 known at this time.
As further details are available, they will be released through FortHoodPressCenter.com.
Obama was at a fundraiser when the shooting happened. He promptly provided several soundbites:
- PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE SPOKE WITH JOINT CHIEFS ABOUT FORT HOOD
- OBAMA `HEARTBROKEN THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED AGAIN
- OBAMA SAYS SHOOTING `REOPENS THE PAIN’ OF INCIDENT 5 YEARS AGO
- OBAMA VOWS FULL INVESTIGATION INTO FORT HOOD SHOOTING
Full statement courtesy of BNO News:
I just got off the phone with the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff to get the latest on the shooting at fort hood. Obviously, we’re all following it closely. The situation is fluid right now, but my national security team in close contact not just with Defense Department but with the FBI. They are working with folks on ground to determine exactly what happened and ensure that everyone is secure. Want to assure all of us we going to get to bottom of what happened. Any shooting is troubling. Obviously this reopened pain of what happened at Fort Hoo 5 years ago. We know these familes, we know the service to their country and the sacrifices that they make. Obviously our thoughts and prayers are with the entire community and we are going to do everything we can to make the community of fort hood has what it needs to deal with a tough situation but also any potential aftermath. We’re heartbroken that something like this might have happened again. I don’t what on the comment on facts until we know exactly what happened. But just for now I would hope that everyone across the country keep the families of Fort Hood in our thoughts and our prayers. The folks there have sacrificed so much on behalf of our freedom. Many of the people there have been on multiple tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, they served with valor, they served with distinction. At their home base they need to feel safe. We don’t yet know what happened tonight but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again. We need to find out exactly what happened.
And last but not least, Obama promises that he will shortly get to the bottom of this.
BREAKING: Obama says he’s following Fort Hood shooting closely, US will get to bottom of what happened.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 2, 2014