End of Days: Man Kills 12 People Including Himself on a Texas Army Base, 31 Injured

- By Bossip Staff

This is sad:

Eleven people plus a gunman were dead and 31 wounded after the gunman opened fire Thursday on a soldier-processing center at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said. The gunman was a soldier, and two other soldiers have been detained as suspects, Army Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said. The slain gunman was identified as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, a law enforcement source told CNN. Licensed in Virginia, Hasan was a psychiatrist who previously worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center but more recently was practicing at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, according to professional records. Ten of the other dead also were soldiers, while the remaining one was a civilian police officer who was working as a contractor on the base, Cone said. Two of the injured were in “very serious” condition, Fort Hood spokesman Christopher Hogue said. “All the casualties took place at the initial incident, that took place at 13:30 [1:30 p.m. CT], at the soldier readiness facility,” Cone said. A senior officer who was playing golf Thursday about 2.5 miles from the attack said he witnessed the arrest of one of the two surviving suspects. Shortly after the shooting, military police told him to clear the course, and he saw other MPs surround the building that held the golf carts, he said. He ducked into a nearby house for cover as 30 to 40 cars carrying MPs approached, he said.

A congressional aide said he was on the post to attend a graduation service when he saw a soldier with blood on his uniform near the building where the service was being held, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Greg Schannep, an aide to U.S. Rep. John Carter, said the soldier ran past him and said a man was shooting. He said the soldier appeared to be injured in a shoulder, the American-Statesman reported. President Obama called the shootings “tragic” and “a horrific outburst of violence.” He expressed his condolences for the shooting victims. “These are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk, and at times give, their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis,” Obama said. “It’s difficult enough when we lose these brave Americans in battles overseas. It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil.” Officials at Fort Hood, which is the Army’s largest U.S. post, were asking people there to stay away from windows, CNN affiliate KXXV said. The incident took place at the sports dome, now known as the soldier readiness area, the station reported. The Army has asked the FBI to look into the background of the suspects, Cone said. On the Fort Hood Web site, the word “closed” is posted with the statement, “Effective immediately, Fort Hood is closed. Organizations/units are instructed to execute a 100 percent accountability of all personnel.” Fort Hood, with about 40,000 troops, is home to the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division and elements of the 4th Infantry Division, as well as the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 13th Corps Support Command. It is located near Killeen, Texas.

SMH. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those families.

Via CNN

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  • deesac

    I just heard about this it sad sad, to many nuts out here these days

  • eveinthegarden

    Good grief…these soldiers are flippin out.

  • Nol!

    I’m waiting for the names. The story comes on every 5 min. with no new info. I guess the family hasn’t been notified yet.

  • eveinthegarden

    Nidal Malik Hasan…FOX NEWS is going to have a field day with this story.

  • ShAy

    soooooo sad.

  • Bubbles

    This is crazy! The gov’t needs to stop deploying them so much and for so long. These soldiers have no stability in their lives, other than the constant deployments, and it’s starting to interfere with their way of thinking. Condolences to those who were hurt and also to the families. ARMY STRONG!

  • white male

    f’n terrorist ahole

  • speechless

    wow… my thoughts and prayers out to those families dealing with such grief

  • white male

    don’t call this animal a soldier

  • 1 Sharp Lady (314 to Diego)

    eveinthegarden

    Nidal Malik Hasan…FOX NEWS is going to have a field day with this story.
    __________________________________________

    Right! Our family’s prayers are with those victims’ families. On our own soil…..damn…..
    And it was a Major too.

  • Its6amHoGetOut

    Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Look for FOX and Rush Limbaugh to jump all over this sh*t! Muslim Major who was a psychiatry specialist kills 12 U.S. soldiers and injures 31?

    Look for Rush to say “all this happened because of Liberal policies, no Muslim should be an officer in the U.S. military and definetely not commanding troops or underlings, under the conservatives he never would have gotten promoted to that rank anyway”

  • d303

    took you clowns long enuf to post. This is real life. RIP

  • ts

    wth is going on ………..so sad

  • http://Bossip Tasha

    I have lived here at Fort Hood/Killeen for the last 20 years and this is a horrible situation! Please keep the victims families (including the shooter) in your prayers!!

  • Its6amHoGetOut

    true……

  • http://google casper

    these young men over in iraq and afgan… are going to come back really twisted.. and just think this soldier hadn’t left for the war yet…. what you say about that tea baggers? rush….. and hannity? this is the republican’s war.. this is what your party has been about all thur history , and thats starting war—- assisting wall street w/ fleeing the US taxpayers and lead this world as the party who invented corruption. then they go around the country trying to flip the scrip w/ their scare tactics… our kids and grandkids.. baloney….. this is another rally cry and the soundtrack of the repub party… its their “willie horton” moment. its call scare the white folks.

  • Chinese ChickenWings

    its bush&cheneys fault!

  • White Devil

    I saw the headlines earlier. But this is the first time I heard his name. Our “newsmedia” are not making a big deal out of his name. The fact that his name suggests he was Muslim is very important. He was not your average soldier. The mainstream media will try to sweep that under the rug. Only FOX news will explore this important fact.

  • http://www.bossip.com Re

    OMG! He was stationed at Walter Reed with me??? To think, I could have passed him in the hall countless times…I feel so sorry for the family…

  • PUERTO RICO

    MAY GOD BLESS THEM….

  • knifight

    God Bless America, and be with the families of all who died or were injured…

    It’s hard not to write something that will be censored right now, so I’ll stop with that.

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAP!!!!

    Less than a year ago, my brother was stationed at Fort Hood. There but for the Grace of God…

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAP!!!!

    White Devil, have you read the book ‘Infidel’ by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (the lady in your avatar)? I keep picking it up in the stores yet always choose another book. Is it a good read?

  • Andrina

    My prayers are with those at Fort Hood and Killeen, TX. I was stationed at Fort Hood and my son was born at Darnall ACH. Stay Strong and God Bless you all.

  • white male

    Yah Hirsi Ali is very interesting.

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