Four people have died — including the suspected shooter — as a result of Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood, said Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army base’s commanding general. Milley said there were also 16 wounded.
[Original story published at 10:35 p.m. ET]
Multiple people died and others were injured Wednesday when a shooter opened fire at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army post in Texas still on edge after a mass shooting left 13 dead in 2009, officials said.
A senior military official and law enforcement official said the suspected shooter was among the dead. The Army post said the report was “unconfirmed.”
The initial report is the incident started as a soldier-on-soldier attack, law enforcement sources told CNN. The preliminary assessment is that the incident is not terror-related, the sources said.
Fort Hood did not give specific numbers on casualties.
Four patients were being treated at Scott & White Hospital in Temple and two others will require surgery soon after being airlifted there. The patients’ conditions range from “stable to quite critical,” according to a hospital official.
Others were taken to Darnall Army Medical Center, not far from the Medical Brigade building where the shooting occurred, said a soldier who lives nearby and who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The suspected shooter was wearing combat fatigues, according to a U.S. official briefed on the shooting. The suspect is believed to have used a semi-automatic handgun, officials told CNN.
SOURCE: Dana Ford