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WATCH LIVE: Hospital Officials Update Conditions of Ft. Hood Victims

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FORT HOOD, TEXAS (AP) -

WATCH LIVE as Texas Hospital Officials give an update on the conditions of victims in the deadly Fort Hood shooting.

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Wednesday afternoon, Fort Hood officials say a soldier opened fire at a medical center on the base, killing three people and injuring 16 others before turning his weapon on himself.

Military officials say the gunman was E4 Specialist, Ivan Lopez. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Justice Department internal report. Lopez was in the process of being assessed for PTSD. The 34-year-old was also married and  served in Iraq in 2011, said Fort Hood officials.

The shooting sparked a lock down that lasted for several hours. None of the victim's names have been released yet, but they were all military members.

This is not the first time that violence has struck the Texas Army post. It was also 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. The shooter in that massacre, an army psychiatrist, is awaiting execution.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released this statement:

"Today's shooting was a terrible tragedy for the Fort Hood community, the Department of Defense, and for the nation. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. And my sympathies go out to this strong and resilient community, which has experienced this kind of senseless violence all too recently.

There is nothing more important to us as an institution than the safety and well-being of our people, and for that reason I am grateful to all the first responders who rushed to the scene. We will closely monitor the situation at Fort Hood and stay informed by what investigators and law enforcement personnel learn about the shooting. "

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Breaking news at Fort Hood---an official has confirmed to NBC News---a shooting has occurred.

The 1st Calvary Division sent a Twitter alert, telling people on base to close doors and stay away from windows.  All personnel at the base have been asked to shelter in place.  Multiple injuries have been reported.

The post was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded.

 

 

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