Massacre in Fort Hood, USA

This video from the USA is called Breaking News: 7 dead, 12 injured in Fort Hood shooting.

From The Age in Australia:

Seven dead in Texas military base shooting

November 6, 2009 – 8:20AM

The US Army says seven people were killed and 20 wounded in two shootings at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas this morning.

An Army spokesman at the Pentagon says the shootings began about 1.30pm Thursday (6.30am Melbourne time) at a personnel and medical processing centre at Fort Hood.

The spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Banks, says two shooters were apparently involved. There is no word yet on who they were, nor on identities of the dead.

Lieutenant Colonel Banks says the second incident took place at a theatre on the sprawling base.

He says it is too soon to tell whether there is any link to battle stress or repeated deployments. The army is suffering a record high suicide rate and other signs of stress from fighting two wars.

From CNN in the USA:

Two gunmen in military uniforms shot and killed as many as nine people and wounded as many as 20 at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday, officials said.

One of the shooters has been apprehended, Fort Hood spokesman Sgt. Maj. Jamie Posten told CNN.

“At this point we’re looking for the other shooter,” Posten said. Asked for a description, he said, “we’re trying to develop that information.”

From KVAL News in the USA:

12 dead, 31 wounded at Fort Hood. All involved, including confirmed shooter and two suspects, are U.S. soldiers.

According to ABC news, one of the suspect soldiers is a major.

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