FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Officials at Fort Hood, a massive Army post in central Texas, say a shooter opened fire at the facility, injuring 14 people. Officials say the shooter is believed to be dead.
The details about the number of people hurt came from two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the information by name. The Army said on its official Twitter feed that the Injured are being treated at the post's Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals.
A law enforcement official says reports circulating within the Justice Department indicate the shooter died of what appears to be a self-inflicted wound.
Speaking from Chicago, President Barack Obama said he was following the situation closely and that the government will get to the bottom of what happened. He called the shooting heartbreaking and a painful reminder of a 2009 mass shooting at the post that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded. The shooter in that case was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death.