4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting

Shooter is among the dead

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Apr 2, 2014 5:35 PM CDT | Updated Apr 2, 2014 8:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Another mass shooting at Fort Hood: Four people are dead and 16 wounded after a shooting at the Texas Army base this afternoon, reports AP. The shooter is among the dead, with initial reports suggesting that he killed himself. The Dallas Morning News reports that the shootings took place in a medical support building about 4:30pm local time, but it's not clear what happened. CNN is reporting that it appears to have started as a "soldier-on-soldier attack" and is not believed to be terror-related.

The base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009 in which 13 people were killed and more than 30 wounded. President Obama, in Chicago for political fundraisers, said he is following the reports closely. "I want to just assure all of us we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened,” he said. “We’re heartbroken something like this might have happened again.” Fort Hood ordered everyone at the base to "shelter in place" through its Twitter feed, and that was still in effect into the evening.

A driver is stopped at a security checkpoint at Fort Hood in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A police officer checks drivers' IDs outside the main gate at Fort Hood.   (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)
A military police officer stops a car at Fort Hood, Texas, after the shooting.   (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)
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