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Four dead in Fort Hood shooting, including shooter


UPDATE: House Homeland Security chair Michael McCaul identified the shooter as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez. Four confirmed dead including shooter, 16 reported wounded.

UPDATE: 10:10 p.m.: Fort Hood sends out an updated release on the shooting.

Officials say the shooting started about 4 p.m., when a soldier assigned to 13 Sustainment Command fire shots at people in the 1st Medical Brigade area on Fort Hood.

Emergency crews responded to the scene within 15 minutes. Those injured were treated at the scene and transported to area hospitals.

The suspected shooter died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At this time, there is no indication that the shooting is related to terrorism. Authorities are still investigating.

Medical officials confirmed there are four deceased, including the shooter, and 16 injured. The names of the victims will not be released until next of kin have been notified.

Family members can call the Family Assistance Center Hotline at (254) 288-7570 or (866) 836-2751.

Chaplains have setup family counseling centers on and off post. Locations are the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel and Scott & White Hospital.

The Red Cross Joint Assistance Center is established at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen, Texas. Monetary donations made be submitted online at

UPDATE: 9:48 p.m.: From Lt. Gen. Mark Milley: Alleged Fort Hood shooter dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound; 4 dead, including shooter, 16 injured. Shooter did serve time overseas. .45 Smith & Wesson semi-auto pistol was weapon used. No indication of terrorism at this time. Shooter was a soldier undergoing a diagnosis process to determine if he had PTSD. He came to Fort Hood in February, from another military installation in Texas.

UPDATE: 8:51 p.m.: The lockdown on Fort Hood has now ended.

UPDATE: 8:13 p.m.: From Killeen ISD: All students who couldn't be picked up because of the lock down on Fort Hood are being cared for by campus administration.

UPDATE: 7:50 p.m.: From Scott & White press conference: Four victims are at hospital, two more are on the way. Conditions range from stable to critical.

UPDATE: 7:41 p.m.: Representative John Carter tells CNN that Fort Hood shooter, 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, was in uniform during shooting.

UPDATE: 7:05 p.m.: The City of Killeen and Red Cross will open a shelter for anyone unable to return to Fort Hood while the lockdown continues. The shelter will open at 8 p.m. at the Killeen Community Center at 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

UPDATE: 7:03 p.m.: House Homeland Security chair Michael McCaul says that 14 reported wounded, 4 confirmed dead including shooter. McCaul also identified the shooter as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez.

UPDATE: 6:34 p.m.: Fort Hood is now reporting that a shooter is dead, but that is unconfirmed. Fort Hood is still on lockdown.

UPDATE: 6:25 p.m.: CNN is reporting a suspected shooter at Ft. Hood is dead, but situation is still considered active shooting, says multiple U.S. officials. A senior defense official says that 1 person is dead and 14 are injured in the Ft. Hood shooting.

UPDATE: 6:16 p.m.: FBI spokesperson says FBI is on the scene at Fort Hood.

UPDATE: 6:08 p.m.: Scott & White spokesman confirms they are receiving patients from shooting on Fort Hood. They do not have a count yet.

UPDATE: 5:27 p.m.: Sources have told News Channel 25 that at least one person is dead in the shootings on Fort Hood.

UPDATE: 5:26 p.m.: A Fort Hood employee tells News Channel 25 that a message popped up on a work computer screen asking everyone to be on the lookout for a gray Toyota sedan.

BREAKING: 4:59 p.m.: Sources tell News Channel 25 that three soldiers have been shot on Fort Hood.

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