Breaking: Another shooting at Fort Hood; Update: CNN says one shooter dead; Update: NBC says base confirms only one shooter

posted at 6:12 pm on April 2, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Fort Hood has gone into lockdown mode, with orders to “shelter in place,” as reports of another shooting come into newsrooms. Details are sketchy, but there are reports of some soldiers being shot (via Jim Hoft):

kcentv.com – KCEN HD – Waco, Temple, and Killeen

We have reports of an active shooter on Fort Hood. We have reports that there are several injuries from this shooting. There is at least one patient being transported to the hospital. We are also getting reports of victims in the Battle Simulation Center on 65th and Warehouse. The suspect is still at large. The shooter was said to be in building 33026 which is the Medical Brigade Building.

Don’t take any of these details as confirmed yet. If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that the first reports from this kind of crisis usually end up either entirely wrong or exaggerated. The lockdown has been confirmed, according to KCEN, by the Facebook page of Fort Hood. They have confirmed that much with CNN, too. CNN now has a report up too:

There is an active shooter at the sprawling central Texas base of Fort Hood, a source at Fort Hood told CNN on Wednesday. The situation is serious and sirens are going off, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. … “They got some kind of shooting incident going on. They haven’t told us anything. It was on post and being handled by the military. Fort Hood has not asked for any assistance,” said Lt. Donnie Adams with the Bell County Sheriff’s Office.

Four and a half years ago, Major Nidal Hassan killed 14 people in a lone-wolf terrorist attack on Fort Hood. So far, we have no indication that this is anything similar.

Update: KAKE reports that there is one person dead and several others injured, but again, be prepared for that to change later.

Update: KBTX reports that Ft. Hood confirmed one death:

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. The gunman is still at large and the spokesman said the incident is being treated as an active-shooter situation.

Update: The FBI announced yesterday that they were tracking a recent Army recruit who threatened a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against US soldiers:

Federal officials are on the hunt for a recent Army recruit who was reportedly plotting a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers.” News of the recruit’s evil intentions emerged after the FBI’s Kansas City division sent out an alert which was then distributed to the U.S. Marine Corps. The alert allegedly identified the man as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, also known as “Booker.” The document was then distributed to Kansas City Police and to members of the U.S. Marine Corps to “ inform and protect officers who may encounter this individual or others exhibiting the same aspirations,” Fox reports.

The NYDN reports that the focus of that investigation was in Kansas, not Texas, and so far there isn’t any specific indication that this is connected to that threat. At least, not yet.

Update: Local CBS affiliate KWTX reports that one person has been confirmed killed in this incident, and that as many as 15 others may have been wounded. KCEN is also reporting that one person may be in custody and there may be a second suspect, but we’ve seen that in other incidents just to discover that only one shooter was involved.

Update: NBC has a report from Jim Miklaszewski on the possible number of suspects, but notes that the injuries may only be eight people:

We’ll see how this holds up.

Update: CNN says one shooter is confirmed dead:

That may be the one that was earlier reported as “in custody,” though — so if there’s another, they may still be looking for him or her.

Update: Curiously, the man whom the FBI thinks might be a copycat wannabe is in a mental hospital at the moment — and has been since last month, according to Rusty Shackleford:

John Thomas Booker, 19, of Topeka, Kan. enlisted in the Army in February and was due to report for basic training on April 7. But the FBI interviewed him in March and alerted the Army, which formally discharged him last week. He is now in an undisclosed mental health facility, sources told FoxNews.com.

Perhaps they are concerned that he recruited others, but it’s another reason to think that the two stories are not linked.

Update: NBC now reports that base officials say only one shooter is involved:

Again, keep an open mind on that point.

Update (Erika): The Associated Press corroborates the reports that the shooter is dead:

Update: Fox News is suggesting that this is a “soldier on soldier” incident:

A shooting at Ft. Hood that reportedly left three injured Wednesday was a “soldier on soldier” incident without any terrorism link, a senior Department of Homeland Security source told FoxNews.com. The source, who stressed the information was preliminary, added that there was “currently no [counter terrorism] nexus” and said it appears the shooter “killed himself and three soldiers were wounded.” But there were conflicting reports on how many shooters may have been involved, and what happened in the incident. A senior law enforcement official told Fox News that it is believed one shooter has been “neutralized,” and authorities believe there may be another shooter in the vicinity.

Update: Both Fox and CNN are reporting that four people, including the shooter, are confirmed dead:

Update: Multiple outlets are reporting that we have an identity, but I’d take it cautiously:

 


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*NN is reporting that one of the shooters is dead. (KCEN)

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canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Well, then, that settles it.
Yups.

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pambi on April 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM

cozmo on April 2, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Along with one of these.

Another Drew on April 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM

NBC News ‏@NBCNews 58s

No connection between Ft. Hood shooting and earlier FBI lookout notice seeking man who wanted to commit ‘Ft. Hood style shooting’ – sources
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canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM

It’s still an active scene, how the hell would any source know that as fact? Or is that just NBC’s hope?

Flora Duh on April 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Shooting at Fort Hood, April 2, 2014
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Editor’s note: CNN reports that a shooter involved in the Fort Hood incident is dead, according to U.S. officials. NBC is reporting, via a law enforcement source, a shooter has been “neutralized.” This has not been officially announced by authorities. – Stephanie

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Are policeman required to put their weapons in a safe while they’re at the police station? Seriously, just wondering. This whole restriction of military personal from having at least a sidearm on their person while in uniform just seems… very wrong.

Especially in light of history.

Especially in light of current warnings that something like this is about to be attempted.

And wtf – the guy was prevented from showing up to basic because they knew he was plotting something… but they don’t know where he is? I have a crazy idea – how about you *arrest* his a$$, and *then* tell him he’s been bumped, rather than tipping him off that you know he’s plotting?

*facepalm*

Midas on April 2, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Active duty military are not trained to fight at home in fact by law they can’t. A military base day to day isn’t like Afghanistan. The only place all military carry a weapon is at a combat base.

Sven on April 2, 2014 at 7:21 PM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 4m

Whatever the story here, the idea that the US Army has to call 911 when their bases are attacked is flat-out insane.

d1carter on April 2, 2014 at 7:21 PM

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Also encouraging to know that other idiot is still out there, somewhere, too.
Yay. /

pambi on April 2, 2014 at 7:21 PM

It’s still an active scene, how the hell would any source know that as fact? Or is that just NBC’s hope?

Flora Duh on April 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Just hope. Shemp is hoping the same thing. They will bury that line as long as they can.

oldroy on April 2, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Shep in to tell us it’s not terrorism. He’s so helpful, that Shep.

Rational Thought on April 2, 2014 at 7:14 PM

No doubt Geraldo is putting on his make-up…

Seven Percent Solution on April 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

If you hadn’t tried to drain that what you call a small puddle, but the EPA calls a pond containing endangered diamond back mosquitoes, then the EPA wouldn’t have had to send that SWAT time out to your place in the middle of the night to adjust your attitude.

VorDaj on April 2, 2014 at 7:18 PM

No, I’ve committed a far GREATER “crime” than that. I’ve voted against HUSSEIN twice now and I (GASP!) oppose “His GLORIOUS Agenda” and am not afraid to state it.

That’s at least enough probable cause to send a whole DIVISION of SWAT pussies in to get me. Fortunately they are likely to get the address wrong and drive their tank over the wrong house giving me ample warning to escape.

True story: in my town, the first time the (then new) SWAT team stormed into action (to apprehend a suspected drug dealer confined to a wheelchair) their suspect GOT AWAY!

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Fort Hood, TX, US
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., on Fort Hood shooting: ‘When tragedy hits again, the 2nd time, it has a bigger emotional impact’ – @ChadPergram
end of alert
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Fort Hood, TX, US
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Fort Hood soldier tells reporter, ‘We’re camping out … The only guidance we’ve been giving is to hunker down’ – @JinATX

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

OBL is dead, right? Obama won the war on terror. AQ is on the run. So this must be a simple case of workplace violence.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

That sounds like the standard “we don’t know anything, but get out there and say it WASNT terrorism, ffs” comment from ‘sources’.

Midas on April 2, 2014 at 7:17 PM

They usually wait until the situation is over before they start covering. They’re getting better at this.

crankyoldlady on April 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

And Shep is pissed.

Well, TFB.
He can pick up his marbles and move to PMSNBC for all anyone cares.

Another Drew on April 2, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Active duty military are not trained to fight at home in fact by law they can’t. A military base day to day isn’t like Afghanistan. The only place all military carry a weapon is at a combat base.

Sven on April 2, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Good context for a visceral reaction to the situation, thanks.

Midas on April 2, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Austin, TX, US
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Editor’s note: KVUE in Austin, Texas, reports a news release from Fort Hood is expected in “10-15 minutes.” – Stephanie – Stephanie
see original on twitter.com

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Active duty military are not trained to fight at home in fact by law they can’t. A military base day to day isn’t like Afghanistan. The only place all military carry a weapon is at a combat base.

Sven on April 2, 2014 at 7:21 PM

With islam being in a declared war against all civilization EVERYPLACE is a combat base!

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Oh, snap! Greta taking Shep to task for telling viewers it “isn’t terrorism” because he doesn’t really know what it is. LOL. And Shep is pissed.

Rational Thought on April 2, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Good for Greta!

Flora Duh on April 2, 2014 at 7:24 PM

It’s still an active scene, how the hell would any source know that as fact? Or is that just NBC’s hope?

Flora Duh on April 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Flora Duh:

Excellent question,..dunno, ..as the other Goon is still on the loose??:)

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

OBL is dead, right? Obama won the war on terror. AQ is on the run. So this must be a simple case of workplace violence.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

And Government Motors has been selling cars they know have defects that will kill people.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Another Drew on April 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Keep with the theme. It goes with the Sherman.

cozmo on April 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Nobody expects secretaries to have guns but the place is full of military. I would expect them to have guns somewhere. On NCIS I notice they put their guns in a drawer and lock it when they come back in. Don’t know if that’s true in the real world but that is what the military people should do.

crankyoldlady on April 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

The only place all military carry a weapon is at a combat base.

Sven on April 2, 2014 at 7:21 PM

What do you call Fort Hood, a day at the beach?
If somebody is shooting at you, that’s combat.

Another Drew on April 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

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The Associated Press ‏@AP 2m

BREAKING: Senior defense official: 1 dead, 14 injured in Fort Hood shooting.
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canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:26 PM

@KCENNews reports – ONLY ONE SHOOTER and he is dead.

Flora Duh on April 2, 2014 at 7:26 PM

And Shep is pissed.

Is his mascara running yet?

Laura Castellano on April 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

One Gunman?????????????????????????????????????

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NBC News ‏@NBCNews 2m

UPDATE: Ft. Hood shooter ‘down’; appears to be only gunman, military official says http://nbcnews.to/OdY6JX

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

And bury them in pig entrails.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 6:27 PM

This is very sound psychology. You must meet your enemies at the proper psychological level. At least a dozen times during the years at HA I have advocated killing Muslim terrorists, sewing their bodies inside of pigs hides and burying them in unmarked graves–all with much publicity. Muslims aren’t afraid to die and dying while at war with Infidels gives them a ticket to their virgin infested paradise.
However being sewed up forever inside an unclean pig means eternal damnation. Of course this will never happen and, consequently, the insane terrorist attacks will never stop.

MaiDee on April 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Just to clear a few things up:

I was a USMC Recruit at Parris Island, SC during Reagan’s tenure. I had to do a night watch for 3rd Training Battalion. I was handed an M-16A2, a magazine, and 5 rounds of ammo in that magazine, which I placed in the rifle for my patrol. It was required.

Then came Clinton (a few years later), who ordered the disarming of all military personnel on military posts (save the MPs).

So, it is true that US Military personnel are legally disarmed. It is also true that it’s them Democrats what are afraid of boom sticks what disarmded them. (Grammatical and spelling “errors” intentional for effect, you dirty gun-grabbers.)

John Hitchcock on April 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM


CNN reports that a shooter involved in the Fort Hood incident is dead, according to U.S. officials. NBC is reporting, via a law enforcement source, a shooter has been “neutralized.” This has not been officially announced by authorities. – Stephanie

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:20 PM

According to U.S. officials? Wow, that’s specific! ;0

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

And Government Motors has been selling cars they know have defects that will kill people.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

To GM’s “credit” their actuaries figured the cost of settlements for a few dead people was cheaper than fixing all of the switches.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

cozmo on April 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Thought you’d like that.
My tastes go pretty much here.

Another Drew on April 2, 2014 at 7:28 PM

AP- 1 dead, 14 injured.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Is “neutralized” another word for dead?

crankyoldlady on April 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

To GM’s “credit” their actuaries figured the cost of settlements for a few dead people was cheaper than fixing all of the switches.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

So the Chevy Dolt (based on the Cruze which is one of the cars in the recall) is really a plug-in electric Pinto?

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Another Drew on April 2, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I’ll have one, someday. Too many other things fighting for attention for too few dollars.

cozmo on April 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

To GM’s “credit” their actuaries figured the cost of settlements for a few dead people was cheaper than fixing all of the switches.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Just like the Ford Pinto. But the government didn’t own Ford at the time.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Also encouraging to know that other idiot is still out there, somewhere, too.
Yay. /

pambi on April 2, 2014 at 7:21 PM

pambi:

No sh*t,…..for some reason,..I think, theres a stand-down order from Hopey,
to let the police handle it,….on Military Bases, freagg’n Insane as IowaHawk says!!:)

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:31 PM

And Shep is pissed.

Well, TFB.
He can pick up his marbles and move to PMSNBC for all anyone cares.

Another Drew on April 2, 2014 at 7:23 PM

I am watching Erin Burnett on CNN. I prefer reasonably attractive liberal women (there aren’t that many) to liberal metrosexual “men.” Beside, Shep might hit someone with his purse.

bw222 on April 2, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Why is Schlep Schlemith on television? And on Fox in particular?

oldroy on April 2, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, confirms they are receiving injured patients from Fort Hood shooting – @KCENNews
read more on kcentv.com
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Shooting at Fort Hood, April 2, 2014
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Editor’s note: Federal law Enforcement officials tell NBC News that there is no connection between the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, and a report of a lookout notice sent to local law enforcement last weekend. – Stephanie
end of note

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:31 PM

And it will be neat to see this pushed down so as to not disrupt the 7 million April Fools meme they went to so much effort trying to establish.

rogerb on April 2, 2014 at 7:32 PM

1 Dead 14 injured.Shooter dead.

CW on April 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:20 PM

According to U.S. officials? Wow, that’s specific! ;0

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Happy Nomad:Yup, About as useful (information), just like Benghazi:)

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Why is Schlep Schlemith on television? And on Fox in particular?
oldroy on April 2, 2014 at 7:31 PM

He fills part of their “diversity quota”.

Another Drew on April 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

And it will be neat to see this pushed down so as to not disrupt the 7 million April Fools meme they went to so much effort trying to establish.

rogerb on April 2, 2014 at 7:32 PM

When Obama speaks, EVERY day is April Fools Day.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

So the Chevy Dolt (based on the Cruze which is one of the cars in the recall) is really a plug-in electric Pinto?

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Only when somebody slams into it from behind…

HiJack on April 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Four and a half years ago, Major Nidal Hassan killed 14 people in a lone-wolf terrorist attack on Fort Hood.

Wrong! It was “workplace violence.”

bw222 on April 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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BREAKING: Justice Department internal report: Fort Hood gunman dead of self-inflicted wound.
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canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:34 PM

So the Chevy Dolt (based on the Cruze which is one of the cars in the recall) is really a plug-in electric Pinto?

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Only when somebody slams into it from behind…

HiJack on April 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Which tends to happen when the engine fails suddenly at highway speeds in traffic because the defective ignition shuts off…

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:34 PM

And it will be neat to see this pushed down so as to not disrupt the 7 million April Fools meme they went to so much effort trying to establish.

rogerb on April 2, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Weird that thought just went through my head as well.

CW on April 2, 2014 at 7:35 PM

FT Hoof officials confirm shooter dead. Shooter appears to have died from a self inflicted gunshot wound. – WBAP

workingclass artist on April 2, 2014 at 7:35 PM

meant to type Ft. Hood

workingclass artist on April 2, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Especially after Hassan, does anyone here think that GWB would NOT allow some form of protection on each and every military base we operate ?? (think air Marshall-style), at the every least !)
These peeps are totally insane, I tell ya !!
ARRRGH.

pambi on April 2, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Wrong! It was “workplace violence.”

bw222 on April 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

No, it was caused by the Koch Brothers. Or an anti islam video on YouTube.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:36 PM

FT Hoof officials confirm shooter dead. Shooter appears to have died from a self inflicted gunshot wound. – WBAP

workingclass artist on April 2, 2014 at 7:35 PM

The first good news. At least the victims won’t have to pay taxes to clothe and feed this animal the rest of his life.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Why is Schlep Schlemith on television? And on Fox in particular?

oldroy on April 2, 2014 at 7:31 PM

It’s Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes way of p!mping conservatives. They know we hate Shep so they keep him on.

bw222 on April 2, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Oh yea! The king is going to speak. F off.
They say it’s not terrorist related, and it wasn’t declared a terrorist attack last time even when that pos screamed allah fackbar.

Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Why is Schlep Schlemith on television? And on Fox in particular?

oldroy on April 2, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Good question. I would have fired his ass after his coverage of Hurricane Katrina and his rant outside the Morial Convention Center. He’d interrupt the State of the Union speech to cover a car chase through Van Nuys. He is a complete joke when it comes to covering the news.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Hopey Speechy Alert:

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NBC News ‏@NBCNews 2m

RT @PeterAlexander In Chicago for fundraisers, Pres Obama to speak shortly regarding shooting at Ft. Hood.

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

So the Chevy Dolt (based on the Cruze which is one of the cars in the recall) is really a plug-in electric Pinto?

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Chevrolet has such a string of compact cars: Corvair, Vega, Cavilar, Cobalt, Cruze.

bw222 on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Oh yea! The king is going to speak. F off.
They say it’s not terrorist related, and it wasn’t declared a terrorist attack last time even when that pos screamed allah fackbar.

Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:38 PM

The god-king Hussein wouldn’t admit it was islamic terrorism even if they managed to put a MOSQUE on wheels, load it with a nuke, drive it to New York City and detonate it.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

via Twitchy:
@CBSNews reports source says shooter’s name is Ivan Lopez, he is dead from self inflicted wound. 45 caliber pistol used.

whatcat on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Awaiting for statement from Obama- Probably a shout out that those 14 injured will be treated thanks to the ACA.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

They are saying the shooter was a white male. How long before we can bet the media will be labeling him a “rightwing teahadist?”

melle1228 on April 2, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Chevrolet has such a string of compact cars: Corvair, Vega, Cavilar, Cobalt, Cruze.

bw222 on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I had a Cavalier. Hated the thing. I’ve owned three Ford compacts, two Escorts (1993, 2000) and a Focus (2011) and they’ve been great.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:41 PM

They are saying the shooter was a white male. How long before we can bet the media will be labeling him a “rightwing teahadist?”

melle1228 on April 2, 2014 at 7:41 PM

islam isn’t a race, it’s a barbarian cult. They range in color from white to black and every shade in between.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:42 PM

bw222 on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

The bad rep on the Corvair is undeserved.

cozmo on April 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Oh yea! The king is going to speak. F off.
They say it’s not terrorist related, and it wasn’t declared a terrorist attack last time even when that pos screamed allah fackbar.

Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:38 PM

The god-king Hussein wouldn’t admit it was islamic terrorism even if they managed to put a MOSQUE on wheels, load it with a nuke, drive it to New York City and detonate it.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Good one.

Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Base still on lockdown shelter in place order still in place. One of “my kids” works on post there and is locked down at the moment, cant get to her kids. Another friend is stationed there her hubby is also in the lockdown. All safe though thank god.

canditaylor68 on April 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

CBS News ‏@CBSNews

@CBSDavidMartin, quoting Pentagon sources, confirms Fort Hood shooter is a soldier http://cbsn.ws/1jCqdyK

whatcat on April 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

islam isn’t a race, it’s a barbarian cult. They range in color from white to black and every shade in between.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Even if the shooter was Islamist.. They will bury that after accusing him of being a member of the tea party.

melle1228 on April 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

@CBSNews reports source says shooter’s name is Ivan Lopez,

whatcat on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

So…. It’s either the Russians or Mexicans?

Seriously so long as Hussein isn’t part of the name; nobody is going to care.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

But, but … Who will he give the shout-out, too, first ?

And, just who acted stupidly, this time ..

Bated breath, here. /

pambi on April 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Regardless of the facts of this shooting, expect them to be overlooked by the media because of an idiotic tweet that a ‘conservative blogger’ sent. Libs are already in full outrageous outrage mode.

Flora Duh on April 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

FNC is forcing me to look elsewhere. Greta is so abrupt and mostly chasing her tail. I did enjoy her lifting her leg on Shep.

Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

FT Hood Director of emergency services confirms shooter neutralized and injured transported to area hospitals. Ft Hood still in lockdown and Law Enforcement still clearing base of any potential threats. Shooter believed to be a soldier. Shooting took place in a workplace facility. – WBAP

workingclass artist on April 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM

This is innsane! why are our troops sitting ducks in their bases in Aamerica?? They should be allowed to carry weapons while on the base! and no Jihadists allowed in fort hood!!!

sadsushi on April 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Base still on lockdown shelter in place order still in place. One of “my kids” works on post there and is locked down at the moment, cant get to her kids. Another friend is stationed there her hubby is also in the lockdown. All safe though thank god.

canditaylor68 on April 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

It will take a while.

I don’t even work at the Washington Navy Yard and I was in a lockdown situation for hours just because I was in a DoD facility in the DC area at the time.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

@CBSNews reports source says shooter’s name is Ivan Lopez,

whatcat on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Oh, noze !!
He was gonna be deported ??
Or some such ??

Forgive my cynicism .. O is gonna speak .. ANYTHING is possible.

pambi on April 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Seriously so long as Hussein isn’t part of the name; nobody is going to care.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Most likely an American islam convert would be my guess. Which means the media will INSIST on using his pre-islamic name rather than call him `Mo or Abdul-Abdullah-Achmed or whatever his trash name is.

Yeah, a muslim terrorist named Hussein would be an absolute NIGHTMARE for the media, given Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

FNC is forcing me to look elsewhere. Greta is so abrupt and mostly chasing her tail. I did enjoy her lifting her leg on Shep.
Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

CBS stream -
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/live-video/

whatcat on April 2, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Brit Hume @brithume 1m
Ft. Hood officials now saying the shooter is dead, though base p.r. man saying this is not confirmed.

Flora Duh on April 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Regardless of the facts of this shooting, expect them to be overlooked by the media because of an idiotic tweet that a ‘conservative blogger’ sent. Libs are already in full outrageous outrage mode.

Flora Duh on April 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I hate to sound like an owl, but who?

Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM

“FORT HOOD, Texas – A gunman opened fire at Fort Hood in central Texas, killing at least one person and wounding several others before taking his own life, CBS News has confirmed.

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, the site of a 2009 mass shooting.

CBS affiliate KWTX reported said one death had been confirmed and as many as 15 other people were injured. The gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, law enforcement sources told CBS News.

Sources identified the suspect as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez. A source said the violence apparently stemmed from some sort of soldier dispute.

Warning sirens went off on Wednesday afternoon and all personnel were urged to shelter in place as the base went on lockdown.

“There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time,” the post said in a brief statement…

A man who said he was a witness told KWTX that about 20 shots were fired at a post motor pool. The man said he saw a soldier jumping over a fence and running away, but it was not clear whether that solider may have been the shooter.

First responders from surrounding communities headed to the post, home of the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division.

A White House spokesman said President Barack Obama had been informed of the shooting and would be updated as more information is available. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was also informed, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Ford Hood near Killeen in central Texas was the site of a mass murder on Nov. 5, 2009, when Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at a soldier readiness center on the base. He shot 13 people dead and wounded more than 30 others. It was the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base.

Hasan, who was left paralyzed when he was shot by police responding to the shooting spree, has been sentenced to death for the rampage…”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fort-hood-on-lockdown-as-active-shooter-reported/

workingclass artist on April 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM

FNC is forcing me to look elsewhere. Greta is so abrupt and mostly chasing her tail. I did enjoy her lifting her leg on Shep.
Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

CBS stream -
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/live-video/

whatcat on April 2, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Thank you cat.

Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:49 PM

This is innsane! why are our troops sitting ducks in their bases in Aamerica?? They should be allowed to carry weapons while on the base! and no Jihadists allowed in fort hood!!!

sadsushi on April 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

You can’t even carry guns within your home if you live on base. If you have a personal gun, it must be registered and locked up in the armory. Military bases which are sometimes small cities are the most unarmed places in the world despite being surrounded by weaponry.

melle1228 on April 2, 2014 at 7:50 PM

This is innsane! why are our troops sitting ducks in their bases in Aamerica?? They should be allowed to carry weapons while on the base! and no Jihadists allowed in fort hood!!!

sadsushi on April 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

The Norfolk Navy Base incident last week involved the disarming the Petty Officer of the Watch of the USS Mahan and using the weapon to kill another sailor. What you won’t see in any of the reports is the fact that the Petty Officer of the Watch was a female who hesitated in using armed force when the situation called for it.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Mega thanks to Florah and can for live updates.
Tough enough just reloading HA to keep in step. ;-)

pambi on April 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Oh, snap! Greta taking Shep to task for telling viewers it “isn’t terrorism” because he doesn’t really know what it is. LOL. And Shep is pissed.

Rational Thought on April 2, 2014 at 7:17 PM

She’s in D.C. and doesn’t have to worry about running into him on the elevator later.

UnstChem on April 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Most likely an American islam convert would be my guess. Which means the media will INSIST on using his pre-islamic name rather than call him `Mo or Abdul-Abdullah-Achmed or whatever his trash name is.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

You mean a trash name like Barry Sotero?

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Pat Dollard.

Flora Duh on April 2, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Mega thanks to Florah and can for live updates.
Tough enough just reloading HA to keep in step. ;-)

pambi on April 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

pambi: Anytime,….I blew a valve,.too many windows open, er, tabs
had to F’n $%^&*(&^%$#$%^&*&^%$ rebooty:)

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Thank you cat.

Cheese Wheel on April 2, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Yer welcome. They’re running the local CBS feedm but it’s as good as any for online viewing. I couldn’t handle Greta and Shep either, neither of them should handle breaking news.

whatcat on April 2, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Shooting at Fort Hood, April 2, 2014
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Photo: Scene outside Fort Hood, Texas, after shooting; authorities check IDs outside of main gate – @statesman

https://twitter.com/statesman/status/451507805498130432/photo/1

canopfor on April 2, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Ivan lopez

http://kdhnews.com/fort_hood_herald/fort-hood-herald-in-review/image_cbeb53c0-e575-11e1-a5e4-0019bb30f31a.html?mode=jqm

tommyboy on April 2, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Probably him – even tho Lopez is common, but not too often with Ivan as the first name.

whatcat on April 2, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Citizen soldiers protect our rights.

And have their own violated when they do.

Citizen soldiers are citizens with all the rights of citizens when on US soil.

Our fellow citizens who defend us are rendered defenseless when they are home, unable to protect themselves even though they are highly trained in arms and the use of arms and in using such arms.

As for ‘shelter in place’ it is actually ‘cower in fear’.

Deprived of the natural right of self-defense and, when threatened, told to stay in place.

Idiocy.

ajacksonian on April 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM

DOD Secretary Hagel to give press conference from Hawaii

workingclass artist on April 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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