Skip to comments.At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead
Posted on 04/02/2014 5:25:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler
FORT HOOD, Texas - A soldier opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding several others before taking his own life, law enforcement sources told CBS News.
The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, the site of a notorious 2009 mass shooting.
Law enforcement sources said four people were killed, including the gunman, who died of a self-inflicted wound. Officials said several people were wounded, although the exact number was not immediately clear. At one point there were reports that as many as 14 people had been wounded.
Sources told CBS News the shooter had been identified as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez. A source said the violence apparently stemmed from some sort of soldier dispute.
In Chicago, President Barack Obama said he was following the situation closely. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was also informed, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
"We're heartbroken that something like this might have happened again," Obama said, referring to the 2009 massacre. "I want to just assure all of us we are going to get to the bottom of what happened."
Warning sirens went off on Wednesday afternoon and all personnel were urged to shelter in place as the base went on lockdown.
"There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time," the post said in a brief statement.
A man who said he was a witness told CBS affiliate KWTX that about 20 shots were fired at a post motor pool. The man said he saw a soldier jumping over a fence and running away, but it was not clear whether that solider may have been the shooter.
First responders from surrounding communities headed to the post, home of the Army's 1st Cavalry Division.
They didn’t learn much from the last shooting, did they? The base is still a “Gun Free Zone”—AKA “Killing fields”
Uh, no one could shoot back. That's what happened.
Ivan Lopez? Muzzie convert?
Zeb, from Inola, Oklahoma.
All dressed in black....
That's not the kind of assurance that most patriotic Americans are looking for.
Meanwhile, Obama is fundraising.
Ivan Mohammad Lopez perhaps!!
Its three dead..they are the TRUE victims here..the shooting scumbag should NOT be included in the list..prayers for the victims so sad that these brave men could not defend themselves on a military base..thanks for nothing Bill Clinton..and thanks for nothing those who did not overturn this disgraceful law
“Some sort of soldier dispute”
Not that he recently or at some point converted to radical Izzlam...no, that couldn’t be it...just some driveby soldier dispute...
“A source said the violence apparently stemmed from some sort of soldier dispute.”
There have been shootings which have happened over things like infidelity, etc, but those incidents usually involved the shooter and one, maybe two victims. This seems to be more than a “soldier dispute”.
We’ll probably quietly hear about any religious, and or political affiliation from overseas news sources within the following 8 weeks.
So heartbroken that he chose to keep the military disarmed.
"What was that?"
I don't know."
"Did it -- did it kind of sound like a gunshot?"
"I dunno. You think?"
"Could be. Well, one thing's for sure ..."
"It's not a terrorist attack."
"Oh, no, definitely not. We haven't had a single one of those since Obama was elected."
Folks Im gonna do MY Best to to help you the little people take these other folks Guns Away From Them”....BHO
One has to wonder at who is behind our recruitment of these terrorists?
and who was the POS who accused a shooter of being in the Tea-Party?hmm, was it “Brian Something”? anyone wonder if he is demanding the name of the shooter ?
Right after they get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi, Fast and Furious, The IRS Scandal, The Healthcare.gov website, Solyndra, Monitoring James Rosen's emails and phone calls, The hacking of Sharyl Attkissons computer.........
Someone else posted that they arrested that particular guy already.
wth kind of wording is that? so non-committal... not "might have happened again." it did happen again... no "might" about it... he is diabolical...