Fort Hood Shooting, Victims Remembered Here at Home - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/5/09

Fort Hood Shooting, Victims Remembered Here at Home

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By Katie Bauer - bio | email

FORT HOOD, TX (KCBD) - We are following the latest developments from Fort Hood, Texas, where a shooting rampage took place Thursday afternoon.

The man authorities say killed 11 people, and was at one time believed dead, is in fact, alive. Police say the suspected gun-man Army Major Nadal Milik Hasan was a mental health doctor on base.

Around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, gunfire broke out at the largest army base in the United States, Fort Hood.

"I'm horrified just like everyone is and immediately you think of the soldiers who are wounded and dead and their families already under stress because they were processing to deploy," said Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. 

"It's difficult enough when we lose these Americans in battles overseas, it is horrifying that they should come under fire on an Army base on American soil," said President Barack Obama.

During the shooting massacre 12 people were killed, and 31 were injured.

"There are eye witness accounts that there may have been more than one shooter they tracked the individuals to an adjacent facility and they were apprehended, they are soldiers, but again they are suspects at this time," said General Bob Cone with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood. 

The shooting suspect Army Major Nadal Malik Hasan, was presumed dead, authorities have confirmed he is alive and in stable condition at a hospital.

"Our hearts go out and our prayers go out to all of the families and the people involved as well as the great Republic of Texas," said a speaker at the Tea Party Express Rally.   

News of what happened, 350 miles away from Lubbock, spread quickly to those taking part in the Tea Party Express, as they took time to pray for all the victims and their families.

"We are all Americans and those young men that died today and those Americans are ones who gave their lives for all of our freedoms," said Lubbock County Republican Chair Chris Winn.

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