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Day of mourning after 13 killed in Fort Hood shooting spree

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A cell phone image found on Twitter shows military personnel wheeling victims around in the hospital. A cell phone image found on Twitter shows military personnel wheeling victims around in the hospital.

by Patrick Tolbert

FORT HOOD - Police have raided the apartment of suspected shooter who killed 13 soldiers and injured 30 others Thursday afternoon on Fort Hood before being shot by Police.

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  • 13 Dead and 30 Injured
  • 12 soldiers and 1 civilian among
    the dead
  • PT is canceled for Friday morning
  • Fort Hood is open with the
    exception of the crime scene
  • KISD classes will be held as
    scheduled Friday.
Federal authorities had their eye on Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army mental health professional, six months ago after he posted on Internet blogs that he believed a suicide attack was an honorable way to die.

Hasan is now on a ventilator and unconscious in a Central Texas hospital.

Lt. Gen Bob Cone, commanding general at Fort Hood, said Hasan's killing spree began around 1:30 p.m. at the Soldier Readiness Center, an area where soldiers are given medical exams prior to deploying overseas.

Hasan, wielding two handguns, fired into the crowd and was shot four times before being taken into custody.

President Barack Obama described the incident as a "horrific outburst of violence."

Around 3:15 Cone reported that one shooter was dead and the army had two suspects in custody. The two suspects were later released. Cone later revised his statement, saying he believed Hasan was the "single shooter."

The shooting prompted three area school districts to be put on lockdown. The last 2,600 students were finally released to their parents just before 7:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, victims were being transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where they were triaged and sent on to other hospitals. Victims were flown to Scott & White Hospital in Temple and to Seton Hospital in Round Rock. Other victims were also taken to Metroplex Hospital in Killeen.

News Channel 25's Henry Rosoff went to Hasan's apartment complex just as police were setting up a perimeter around the building. He spoke with neighbors who reported Hasan was giving away his furniture and copies of the Qu' ran Thursday morning. They say he was just days away from deploying to Afghanistan.

 

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