Fort Hood Death Toll Hits 13

SWAT teams, FBI scour suspect's home
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2009 6:11 AM CST
Updated Nov 6, 2009 7:53 AM CST

(Newser) – The death toll from yesterday's shootings at Fort Hood hit 13 early this morning after a woman died of her injuries, a military spokeswoman says. A SWAT team and FBI agents raided the Killeen, Texas, home of suspected shooter Nidal Malik Hasan overnight in an effort to learn what could have made the psychiatrist open fire on his fellow soldiers, CNN reports.

Hasan, a US citizen of Jordanian descent, is under guard at a Texas hospital. Military officials say the shooting rampage could have been even worse if Hasan, believed to have opened fire with several handguns, had made it to a graduation ceremony happening just 50 yards away. "Thanks to the quick reaction of several soldiers, they were able to close off the doors to that auditorium where there were some 600 people inside," a spokesman said.