November 5, 2009

[efoods]A shooting at Fort Hood prompted the base and nearby schools to order a lockdown, according to news reports.

KCEN-TV in Central Texas said seven people were killed and 12 wounded. The station said there were two suspects in the shootings.

MSNBC also reported the shootings, quoting the public affairs officer at the base. It said sirens were sounding on the base to alert all personnel to remain where they were.

MSNBC reported the shootings occurred at a barracks about 1:30 p.m.

KCEN reported that one person was in custody and one was still at large. It quoted a source as saying that shooter has a high-powered rifle and is aiming to kill.

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