13 Dead, 30 Wounded in Tragedy at Ft. Hood

Contrary to initial reports, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected gunmen, is alive and in stable condition...


The latest from The Washington Post:

The Arlington-born Army psychiatrist suspected of killing 13 people and wounding 30 others in a shooting rampage on a military base remains hospitalized and on a ventilator, officials said Friday morning.


The attack erupted shortly after lunchtime on the sprawling complex northeast of Austin that has absorbed more than 500 fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than any other base. When the gunfire stopped, soldiers schooled in battlefield medicine ripped their clothes to make tourniquets and bandages.

Someone hustled to seal off an auditorium in the same building where 138 troops were marking their graduation from college. Sirens typically used to warn of tornados sweeping across the plains alerted residents, schools locked down and the Fort Hood community struggled to comprehend what had just happened.


The Council on American-Islamic Relations moved quickly to call the attack "cowardly." The organization, an advocacy group for American Muslims, said it condemned the shooting "in the strongest terms possible."

"No political or religious ideology could ever excuse such wanton and indiscriminate violence," CAIR said in a statement. "The attack was particularly heinous in that it targeted the all-volunteer army that protects our nation."

The Post does a nice job of detailing what we know of the events up to this point. Get caught up here.

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