UPDATE: 30 Wis. soldiers safe after Fort Hood shooting

UPDATE: Thirty Wisconsin soldiers are safe after a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.

US Army Specialist Ryn Hill (R) and his daughter Emma, 3, place flowers and a candle on November 7, 2009 for victims of the 05 November shooting at Fort Hood, at the main gate to Fort Hood, Texas. US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, a psychiatrist and specialist in combat stress, unleashed a massacre at the US Army base, killing 13. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

UPDATED Wednesday, April 2, 2014 --- 11:22 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Thirty Wisconsin soldiers are safe after a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.

Wisconsin National Guard spokesman Maj. Paul Rickert says the 30 members of the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat based in Camp Douglas were there to train for deployment.

He says he didn't immediately know where they were at the timing of the shooting Wednesday, but says they are all safe and accounted for. He says they live throughout Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin National Guard also posted a message about the soldiers on its Facebook page Wednesday night.

WLUK-TV reports the soldiers are eventually being deployed to Afghanistan, where they are expected to provide airlift missions that will include transporting other soldiers throughout the country.

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UPDATED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 --- 9:12pm

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Two U.S. law enforcement officials tell The Associated Press that four people have been killed in a shooting at Fort Hood.

The officials said the four dead in Wednesday's shooting include the shooter.

One of the officials, citing official internal Justice Department updates, says 14 others were hurt.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information by name.

The Texas Army base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in what was the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in history.

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UPDATED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 --- 6:51pm

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. law enforcement official says the suspected gunman at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas is now believed to be dead.

Fort Hood confirmed the shooting on the base in a brief statement Wednesday evening. The statement also said emergency crews were on the scene and that further details were not yet known.

The official says reports circulating within the Justice Department indicate the shooter has died of what appears to be a self-inflicted wound. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing.

The identity of the shooter and the number of victims were not immediately known.
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Wednesday April 2, 2014

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Fort Hood says there's been a shooting at the Texas Army base and that there have been injuries.

The base posted a statement online Wednesday. It said emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known.

The base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in what was the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in history.


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