Fort Hood shooter injures 16; 3 victims and gunman dead; *UPDATE*


by J.E. Dyer

We’re still in waiting mode now, after U.S. Defense officials have told news agencies that the shooter at Fort Hood, in Killeen, Texas, has killed himself. Reportedly, the president will speak to the nation in the next hour or so.

Reporting in the last 10 minutes has confirmed 3 victims dead in the shooting spree, in addition to the shooter himself. (Fox reported that, citing a law enforcement official.) There were earlier reports of a possible second shooter, but there has been no confirmation of that.

The reports began streaming out just after 5:00 PM Central time. The time the shooting started was reported to be 4:30 PM. The Fort Hood post was “locked down,” with personnel told to shelter in place. No word yet on whether the lockdown has been lifted.

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