BREAKING NEWS: Shooting At Fort Hood *UPDATED*


UPDATE: Sadly, now the death toll is up to four, including the shooter, as this Fox News article reports:

[…] A senior law enforcement official tells Fox News that at least four people, including the gunman, died in the shooting and 14 were injured, but there was no immediate information on the condition of the injured.[…] (Click here to read the rest.)

As noted below, to refer to this as a “soldier on soldier” incident does not preclude terrorism. We need look no further than the attack my Maj. Hasan to know that is true. But I will withhold judgment until the facts are in…

A friend had the following from the Daily Caller, which has more information about the shooter:

[…]The attack is believed to have begun around 5 PM central time, when the base’s Twitter account urged everyone on-base to shelter in place. 34-year-old Spc. Ivan Lopez, dead from what may be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, has been identified as the shooter. Some reports still claim a second gunman may be involved, but that looks increasingly less likely.

Lopez apparently moved through at least two buildings, the Medical Brigade Building and the Battle Simulation Center, shooting as he went.[…] (Click here to read the rest.)

How terrifying that must have been for all those at Fort Hood, and especially fort hose who were under fire. I certainly hope Lopez was the only shooter, and that there will be no more carnage at that base.

Again, my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones in this attack, and who have loved ones injured. May they have a speedy recovery…

Fox News is now reporting that 1 person is dead, and more injured in the shooting that took place this evening:

A shooting at Ft. Hood that reportedly left at least one dead and 14 injured Wednesday was a “soldier on soldier” incident without any preliminary terrorism link, a senior Department of Homeland Security source told

The source, who stressed the information was preliminary, added that there was “currently no [counter terrorism] nexus” and said it appears the shooter killed himself.

Fox News confirmed at least one person died in the shooting and 14 were injured, but there was no immediate information on the condition of the injured.

But there were conflicting reports on how many shooters may have been involved, and what happened in the incident.

A senior law enforcement official told Fox News that it is believed one shooter has been “neutralized,” and authorities believe there may be another shooter in the vicinity.[…] (Click here to read the rest.)

This is just terrible. Even if it isn’t “terrorism” in the Maj. Nidal Hasan sense of “soldier on soldier” violence (i.e., Islamist terrorism), for this to happen at Fort Hood, and for there to be so many injured and 1 dead at this point has got to just ROCK that base.

Clearly, this situation is evolving. I’ll try to get updates, but please feel free to add in any you find.

In the meantime, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the person who was killed. I hope there are no more deaths resulting from this attack, and that the injuries are not serious…

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