05 November 2009

Fort Hood Shooting

An Army psychiatrist opened fire Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 12 people and wounding 30. Eleven of the victims died at the scene, military officials said. A 12th died later at a hospital. U.S. officials identified the gunman as MAJ Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who had been promoted to major in May. Defense officials said Hasan, 39, arrived at Fort Hood in July after practicing for six years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, which included a fellowship in disaster and preventive psychiatry. Earlier reports stated that Hasan was shot and killed, but now the Army is reporting that he survived being shot. He is in custody and in stable condition.

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