Fort Hood orders lockdown amid reports of shooting

Agence France-Presse
Fort Hood orders lockdown amid reports of shooting
The Fort Hood military base in Texas asks everyone to take shelter following reports of an active shooting situation

LOS ANGELES, USA –The Fort Hood military base in Texas ordered all staff to take shelter Wednesday, April 2, amid media reports of an active shooting situation that had left several people wounded.

“All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place,” the US base, where an army officer killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting rampage, said on its Twitter feed.


Several people were wounded and at least one person taken to hospital, according to reports cited by the local KCEN TV station, showing emergency vehicles racing to the scene.

A witness described a suspected gunman as being a white male in a gray Toyota car, using a .45 pistol, KCEN TV said, adding that he was believed to have been in a medical building on the base.

On November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Hasan opened fire at a medical facility in the sprawling Fort Hood base that serves as a staging point for soldiers to deploy to combat zones.

Twelve of the dead and 30 of the wounded were soldiers. Hasan was shot by a civilian police officer who responded to the attack. – Rappler.com

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