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Four dead, 16 wounded in new mass shooting at Fort Hood


Four dead, 16 wounded in new mass shooting at Fort Hood
April 02, 2014, 06:39 pm
By Kristina Wong

A gunman on Wednesday killed three people and wounded 16 others at Fort Hood before killing himself, as tragedy again struck a Texas military base that saw one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history just four years ago.

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, Fort Hood’s commanding officer, said an active duty solider in the 13th Sustainment Command Expeditionary began firing shots at around 4 p.m. He did not identify the shooter because his next of kin hadn’t been notified of his death.

The injured personnel were transported to local hospitals, according to Fort Hood’s website.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of those injured and their families, and the killed and their families. Our focus now is to focus on the families of the injured, and focus on the families of the killed, and ensure that they have the best care and counseling available,” Milley said.

“We are strong and we will get through this,” he said.

Milley said the suspected guman served in Iraq in 2011, was married and was being evaluated for a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis. He used a .45 caliber Smith and Wesson that was purchased recently, Milley said.

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