TribBlog: Fort Hood Shootings
As news of the Fort Hood shootings unfolds, we'll be adding links, maps, audio, photographs, and other information from around the web to this post.
A mass shooting Thursday at Fort Hood killed 13 and wounded at least 30. The Associated Press reports that the shooter, a soldier, is in critical condition at the hospital. As news unfolds, we'll be adding information from around the web to this post.
The alleged shooter, 39-year-old Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is a psychiatrist who was practicing at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, according to CNN. Previously he worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Federal officials are reporting that Hasan is a U.S. citizen of Jordanian descent. He was born in Virginia and never deployed out of the country.
Follow the Austin American-Statesman's Fort Hood shootings twitter feed.
The New York Times created a Fort Hood Shootings list with updates from news organizations across Texas, the US Army, several citizen journalists on the ground.
The Dallas Morning News reporter Scott Goldstein setup a list of news sources.
The Huffington Post is capturing live tweets about the event.
The El Paso Times is hosting a live chat and culling live updates on its site.
Elected Official Reaction
“We are deeply saddened by today’s events, but resolve to continue supporting our troops and protecting our citizens. To honor those who lost their lives today, I have ordered that all Texas flags be lowered to half-staff until Sunday, and ask all Texans to pray for the victims, their families and the extended Fort Hood community.” -Governor Rick Perry, R-Texas
“This appears to be a coordinated attack against our military. Whether it was directed from a foreign or domestic source it is still an act of terror.” - U.S. Rep Michael McCaul, R-Austin
"Please visit http://disastersafe.redcross.org to search for loved ones at Fort Hood who've registered on the Red Cross Safe and Well List." - State Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas
"Incredibly saddened by the events at Fort Hood...thoughts and prayers with the families and victims." -State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio
"What a sad day for Texas and our extended military family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Fort Hood." -State Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano
"Pentagon confirming 12 dead, 31 wounded at Ft Hood. L Gen Bob Cone at FT Hood" shooters were soldiers". I just don't understand." -State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown, R-Irving
To see real time reaction from Texas elected officials, check out our TweetWire.
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