Investigators say at least 12 people have been killed and 31 others wounded after a soldier, a Major of Arab decent, went on a killing rampage at Fort Hood. There are reportedly two or three gunmen involved. Read more on this developing news story below.
The soldier, a Major of Arab decent, was killed on site after opening fire with two handguns at the massive Fort Hood complex in Killeen, Texas.
Two other soldiers are being held as suspects as well following the shooting in the Fort Hood Soldier Readiness Center. This center handles administrative details for the army. The two other soldiers are being held at a building nearby.
Fort Hood is currently in lockdown mode.
Army spokesman Lt. Col. Nathan Banks reported that the first shooting began at about 1:30pm at a Soldier Readiness Center.
The shooting at the Soldier Readiness Center before a graduation ceremony was about to begin.
He went on: “I had a man on the scene, who is my regional director and former chaplin at Fort Hood, waiting to go to a graduation ceremony.
“A soldier came running up to him saying, ’sir, don’t go over there. Somebody is shooting over there’.
“When the soldier ran by him, he saw the soldier didn’t know it, but he was wounded.
“So, he went into the building and they stopped him, because he had been shot. He heard small arms and some rifle fire while he was there.”
Army personnel told Fox News they were not sure if the victims were civilians or military personnel.
We will keep you updated as new details become available.
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