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UPDATE: Fort Hood Casualty Count Rises
KWTX ^ | Nov 5, 2009 3:40 PM CDT

Posted on 11/05/2009 1:48:46 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

As many as nine people are dead and as many as 30 more are injured after two or more gunmen in military uniforms opened fire Thursday afternoon in a deployment processing center at Fort Hood. Schools on and around the post are locked down and hospitals report receiving mass casualties.

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KEYWORDS: army; deathtoll; forthood; maliknadalhasan; texas
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1 posted on 11/05/2009 1:48:46 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No real details there yet, except this:

“One of the gunmen is in custody.”


2 posted on 11/05/2009 1:52:08 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cindy; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; BOBTHENAILER; BIGLOOK; kellynla; blam; SunkenCiv; ...

Ugly!

Awful!


3 posted on 11/05/2009 1:52:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Cicero

Both of them and they are soldiers.


4 posted on 11/05/2009 1:53:20 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

12 dead per Ft. Hood spokesman, on live now.


5 posted on 11/05/2009 1:53:29 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Cicero

Also here: http://www.chron.com/

That report says that one gunman is in custody and another “is cornered.”


6 posted on 11/05/2009 1:53:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The count is 12 dead now.


7 posted on 11/05/2009 1:53:53 PM PST by txgirl4Bush (I Support President Bush and Operation Iraqi Freedom)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Them damn Poles, what they didn’t have sausage on base? /s


8 posted on 11/05/2009 1:54:41 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

3 shooters in fatigues -> one of them dead, two in custody, 12 dead, 27 wounded


9 posted on 11/05/2009 1:55:00 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: tiki
Today is the 30th anniversary....Related thread:

Iranians clash with police on hostage crisis anniversary ( 30th anniversary )

10 posted on 11/05/2009 1:55:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“He said it is too soon to tell whether there is any link to battle stress or repeated deployments.”

There they go, immediately assuming that the shooters HAD to be our guys. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that it wouldn’t be hard for terrorists to acquire and wear US military clothing to not draw attention.

Oh how I loathe our media.


11 posted on 11/05/2009 1:55:48 PM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Fishy, fishy, fishy!


12 posted on 11/05/2009 1:56:54 PM PST by Paperdoll (Duncan L. Hunter, where are you?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Fishy, fishy, fishy!


13 posted on 11/05/2009 1:57:13 PM PST by Paperdoll (Duncan L. Hunter, where are you?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

one shooter in custody is an Army major with an Arabic-sounding name


14 posted on 11/05/2009 1:58:00 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb
See #10....thanks for the update...the Long thread:

BREAKING: 7+murdered at Soldier Readiness Center, FT. HOOD, TX

15 posted on 11/05/2009 1:58:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: EggsAckley
Lt. General Bob Cone of Fort Hood just gave a press conference and he stated that the gunman who is now dead was a US soldier; he MAY have had 2 accomplices, both of them are also US soldiers.

He explained no further.

16 posted on 11/05/2009 1:58:24 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: gandalftb

31 wounded


17 posted on 11/05/2009 1:58:54 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: Cicero

Thanks.


18 posted on 11/05/2009 1:58:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

CNN reporting shooter(s) in custody
There were 2
They were solders
CNN getting live briefing from Lt. General Cone


19 posted on 11/05/2009 1:59:37 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: gandalftb

4 of the wounded are SWAT officers


20 posted on 11/05/2009 2:00:22 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb; Cindy; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; kellynla
one shooter in custody is an Army major with an Arabic-sounding name

I bet the Media works hard to cover up that!

21 posted on 11/05/2009 2:01:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I guess the story will soon unfold. I believe one of my cousin's son's (two Iraqi tour soldier) resides at that base.
Prayer up for the families of those that lost their lives.
22 posted on 11/05/2009 2:02:10 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"I bet the Media works hard to cover up that!"
I would not wager a bet against that bet.
23 posted on 11/05/2009 2:08:06 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: hennie pennie

“Battle stress,””PTSD,” or the like could account for one soldier going nuts with a weapon. Not two or three.


24 posted on 11/05/2009 2:10:05 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Marine_Uncle; Cindy; NormsRevenge; kellynla
three or four volleys of shots with eight to 12 shots in each volley

calling for donations of all blood types

all 3 shooters were soldiers

25 posted on 11/05/2009 2:10:34 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: hennie pennie

Heard that just now.

Such a tragedy.


26 posted on 11/05/2009 2:10:48 PM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: Marine_Uncle
My Grandson,...middle one.... is coming down to visit me this weekend....just got off the phone with my daughter...and learned that...

His Nat Guard unit deploys for Afghanistan in March or April....I think they do communications sort of things.

She says he is coming down for advise.,...LOL!

27 posted on 11/05/2009 2:11:52 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: gandalftb

dead shooter had 2 handguns, captured major carried a rifle


28 posted on 11/05/2009 2:13:17 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb

dead shooter was killed by police SWAT in standoff, 4 SWAT officers wounded


29 posted on 11/05/2009 2:14:34 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb

1 captured shooter was a 40 year male, major


30 posted on 11/05/2009 2:17:31 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: All; XHogPilot; Marine_Uncle
MSNBC report....FR Thread:

Army says 12 dead, 31 injured at Fort Hood (Arabic name, multiple shooters)

31 posted on 11/05/2009 2:18:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: gandalftb

lockdown, parents not allowed to pick up students from 10 schools on Fort Hood


32 posted on 11/05/2009 2:19:44 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sounding more like premeditated murder, then some poor soldier snapping for whatever reason.


33 posted on 11/05/2009 2:20:16 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: gandalftb
Urgent Need for Blood Donations Special News Update Scott & White Memorial Hospital is receiving several gunshot victims from Fort Hood. No specifics are known regarding the incident resulting in the shootings. At this time the victims coming to Scott and White are suffering from wounds. We have nothing else at this time. All patients are adults.

All Scott & White facilities remain open and Scott & White hospital operations are continuing. The Emergency Department however, is NOT accessible to the public at this time.

(Updated 4 p.m.)

Due to the recent events on Fort Hood, we are in URGENT need of ALL blood types.

Please come to Scott & White Blood Donor Center and donate blood as soon as possible, we are located in Room 115 next the McLane Dining Room in the main hospital. We are open today until at least 7 p.m. and you can contact us at 254-724-4376 if you need any assistance on determining your eligibility to donate.

34 posted on 11/05/2009 2:23:11 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

May God help the survivors and the families so grieviously affected by this madness.


35 posted on 11/05/2009 2:24:10 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Food Stamps!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Roger that. DRUDGE: Shooter: Major Malik Nadal Hasan...


36 posted on 11/05/2009 2:25:29 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Marine_Uncle
3 soldiers are the shooters

Officials at Texas A&M University - Central Texas and Central Texas College say those campuses are on lock down.

37 posted on 11/05/2009 2:25:35 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: EggsAckley

The knee jerk reaction of our whole system is wacked. The media was prayin’ and hopin’ it was a “home grown terrorist.” And you have a question that any journalist with a brain rather than propaganda would be asking concerning jihadists getting hold of uniforms.


38 posted on 11/05/2009 2:26:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I just know it wouldn’t be a Muslim. They’re a religion of peace. /do I really need one?


39 posted on 11/05/2009 2:27:20 PM PST by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: gandalftb

Not sounding good at all. Multiple planned attacks on innocent American citizens by the looks of it.


40 posted on 11/05/2009 2:29:28 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Marine_Uncle; gandalftb
From the MSBNC thread linked above:

Suspected Gunman Is Identified as Major Malik Nadal Hasan

41 posted on 11/05/2009 2:29:45 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Running behind you!


42 posted on 11/05/2009 2:31:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What will Holder have to say about this...


43 posted on 11/05/2009 2:33:00 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: reagan_fanatic

This is not Madness....it is very premeditated......and planned.


44 posted on 11/05/2009 2:34:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Was the DC Sniper (John Muhammad) ever at Ft Hood? What is his date of execution? Was there news about him today requesting a stay? After how long letting the process go along?


45 posted on 11/05/2009 2:36:00 PM PST by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Was the DC Sniper (John Muhammad) ever at Ft Hood? What is his date of execution? Was there news about him today requesting a stay? After how long letting the process go along?


46 posted on 11/05/2009 2:36:27 PM PST by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: All; Marine_Uncle; gandalftb
Hot Air:

Breaking: Massacre at Fort Hood; Update: Three suspects, all soldiers; Update: Dead gunman identified

********************************EXCERPT************************** posted at 3:44 pm on November 5, 2009 by Allahpundit

No word yet on motive, but the fact that at least three gunmen are involved already has Shuster and Miklaszewski mentioning similarities to the Fort Dix Six plot on MSNBC. Seven dead, 12 wounded so far. Supposedly two of the gunmen are still at large and one has fired shots at the SWAT team on the scene.

Stand by for updates.

Update: New details from CNN: One gunman “neutralized,” one “cornered,” no word on the third. The shooting happened at the “sports dome,” a.k.a. the soldier readiness station.

Update: Whether there are two shooters or three seems to be in dispute at the moment, but there’s certainly more than one: The second shooting on the base evidently occurred at a theater.

Update: M-16s involved:

At least seven people have been killed and at least 12 more wounded in a mass shooting at Fort Hood Army Base near Killeen, Texas, that apparently began minutes before a graduation ceremony was to begin at a base sports complex, Pentagon officials said.

Details of the events were sketchy, but officials said the shooting involved two men with M-16 rifles and began about 1:30 p.m. Central time at Howze Theater on the base, then moved to the sports complex, where the graduation ceremony was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. It was not immediately clear who the ceremony was honoring.

Update: Fox News says there are reports that the men were dressed in fatigues.

Update: Hearing reports on Twitter that there have been shootings in the parking lot of some store in Killeen, the town adjacent in Fort Hood. Grain of salt, though: I haven’t seen anything like that on the wires.

Update: One of the shooters is alive and in custody. We should have a motive soon.

Update: MSNBC TV says two shooters are in custody now.

47 posted on 11/05/2009 2:39:38 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: petitfour

Maj. Malik Hasan, originally from VA, a convert to Islam who was apparently deployed at some point to Iraq.


48 posted on 11/05/2009 2:48:28 PM PST by gandalftb
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I will be sitting in front of the boob tube soon for din din. Will see what Fox and PBS have for updates.


49 posted on 11/05/2009 2:51:02 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: gandalftb

Correction, about to deploy to Iraq.


50 posted on 11/05/2009 2:58:53 PM PST by gandalftb
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