Tragedy at Fort Hood — 13 Dead, Details on the Shooting

By Tom Johnson

Nov 5, 2009 5:11pm

Moments ago at the gates of Fort Hood in Texas Lt. General Bob Cone briefed on the latest details:

“We’ve had a terrible tragedy here at ft. Hood today. The situation is ongoing although I think we have positive news that we’re very close to a resolution.

At approximately 1330 hours today, a soldier entered what we call the “soldier readiness facility” where soldiers who are preparing to deploy go for last minute medical check-ups and dental treatment…

Shooter opened fired and essentially due to the quick response of the police forces was killed.

The shooter was killed. He was a soldier.  We since then have apprehended two additional soldiers 6 that are suspects.

The challenge that we face now is that the installation is locked down and in many cases a lot of our facilities, a lot of our families, children are locked in facilities. 

It is locked down right now and we will air on the side of caution in terms of making sure that the situation is stabilized.

The individuals involved were U.S. soldiers.

It’s a terrible tragedy. It’s stunning. And as I say, as I’ve gone around to the hospital here, as I’ve been at the scene, soldiers and family members and many of the great civilians that work here are devastated.”

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