Skip to comments.Forth Hood mass shootings: 3 soldiers kill 11; One gunman, Major Malik Nadal Hasan, shot dead
Posted on 11/05/2009 2:57:02 PM PST by Red Steel
Three U.S. soldiers went on a chilling rampage at the sprawling Fort Hood Army Base in Texas on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 31, officials said.
The motive for the bloodbath was unknown.
At least one gunman opened fire with two handguns just after 2:30 p.m. at the Soldier Readiness Center, where troops prepare for deployment, the Army said.
He was shot dead by military police. Several news outlets identified him as Major Malik Nadal Hasan.
Two other suspects were in custody, said Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the base commander.
"It's a terrible tragedy. It's stunning," he said.
President Obama called it a "horrific outburst of violence," stressing that the victims were those who volunteered to protect the nations.
"It's difficult enough when we lose these brave Americans in battles overseas. It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil," Obama said.
When the shooting began, emergency sirens blared across the massive base and officials warned the population of nearly 34,000 to take cover as they hunted for the gunmen.
The base - the largest military installation in the world - was locked down and the public address system crackled with calls for blood donors.
Two hours later, the hunt appeared to be wrapped up.
The carnage began inside the Soldier Readiness Center, and there were unconfirmed reports of a second shooting at a nearby theater where a graduation ceremony was scheduled.
Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson said many of the victims were collecting their final deployment papers. The shooters were in military uniform, witnesses said.
All available EMS units in and around Killeen, Texas, were urgently requested to respond to a "mass casualty event" at the base.
Greg Schannep, an aide to Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), told the Austin American Statesman that he was heading for a graduation ceremony on the base when a soldier in a blood-spattered uniform ran by and said someone was shooting.
MSNBC reported a woman and a child were among the victims.
Cone said a civilian police officer was killed.
FBI agents were assisting the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, which was leading the probe.
Fort Hood is in central Texas, about halfway between Austin and Waco.
Most soldiers there have been through multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Suicides and combat stress have been major issues there.
On Sept. 8, 2008, a soldier scheduled to be discharged shot another soldier, then killer himself.
Just did a Google search
Lots of people named Malik Nadal Hasan or variations found in the paid search lists, but not one came up in the quoted google search
2 suspects were just released. per Fox News
Sooooooo, there you have it. Bush's fault!
I missed him. Did he elaborate?
notice how the Govt was quick to say this is not terrorism?
This is B/S bozo comes on and waits two and a half mins before mention the shooting because he wanted to give out his shout outs .
shep smith and Kay Hutchison would not mention his name
I swear I am B/S
I did a search to and only found news stories.
Need a CIA computer on this one I guess.
He is on now as the host until 7:00 PM. Probably at www.wrko.com. He is fired up and blasting Obama. Callers are ripping Obama. One woman just cried. Obama is a fool.
Oh Okay. LOL
FT Hood Remember,Remember, Remember the 5th of November
The Gun powder, Treason and Plot
I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.
——Guy Fawkes warning about the plot to blow up British Parliament.
He is clearly an Amish (Que dramatic music) Quaker