Posted on | April 2, 2014 | 58 Comments
UPDATE 10:10 p.m. ET: Some four hours since gunfire erupted at Fort Hood, Texas, we now have confirmed details about the atrocity:
Four people including a gunman are dead and 14 others are injured after a shooting late Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, according to several sources including U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, chairman the House Homeland Security Committee.
The shooting led to a lockdown on post that was lifted just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Traffic was heavy Wednesday night as personnel streamed off post.
CBS News identified the shooter as Ivan Lopez, 34.
Lopez, an Army truck driver, was reportedly in uniform at the time of the shooting.
We don’t much about motives, but the shooter is dead, the crisis is over, and now the survivors grieve.
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Details are sketchy at this point, and I don’t want to encourage speculation. TV and online reports indicate that there is an “active shooter” situation at Fort Hood, Texas, and that there are at least two people wounded so far.
UPDATE: Fox News has just reported that, according to a law enforcement source, the shooter has been “neutralized.” Some online reports suggest that this may be a domestic dispute, possibly a murder-suicide. However, I hasten to add that early reports in situations like this are often unreliable. Be patient, and wait for confirmation.
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) April 2, 2014
UPDATE II: KWTX-TV reports:
At least one person is dead after a shooting late Wednesday afternoon on Fort Hood, a post spokesman confirmed. Others were injured in the shooting, but the spokesman didn’t say how many.
Again, remember: Early reports are often unreliable.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 2, 2014
UPDATE IV: Fox News now reports that the gunman is dead, perhaps of a self-inflicted gunshot, and there are three dead and at least 10 wounded. But I emphasize, again, that early reports of an incident like this are often unreliable, and very few facts so far are publicly and officially confirmed.
UPDATE V: Details are now firming up:
— Laura Walker (@LauraWalkerKC) April 3, 2014
'Oh the irony': Tweeter on lockdown at Fort Hood frustrated 'soldiers unable to defend themselves' http://t.co/uGKrckN6ar
— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) April 3, 2014