Friday, November 6, 2009

Shooting at Fort Hood

From the ABC News:

Twelve people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting spree at a Texas military base in a murderous rampage that officials believe was carried out by an Army psychiatrist.

The suspected gunman was identified by ABC News as Major Nadal Malik Hasan. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, told Fox News that military sources informed her that the gunman was about to be deployed to Iraq. Sources tell ABC News that this would have been his first deployment.

The shooter was killed and two other suspects, who are also soldiers, have been apprehended, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone said.

Hasan allegedly opened fire and killed 11 people on the base before he was shot dead, bringing the total number of fatalities to 12.

The general said there were “eyewitness accounts of more than one shooter,” and the others were tracked to an adjacent facility.

Cone called the attack “a terrible tragedy, stunning.” He said the community was “absolutely devastated.”

President Obama called the Fort Hood shootings a “horrific outburst of violence.”

“It is difficult enough to lose” soldiers overseas, but it is “horrifying that they should lose their lives at an Army base in the U.S.,” he said.

The story to a lot of people will be that the alleged killer was named Nadal Malik Hasan.

I hold all these people in the Light.