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UPDATE: Fort Hood shooting suspect identified

TEXAS (WAOW) - A Wisconsin lawmaker hears from her son who's stationed at Fort Hood Thursday after a mass shooting. Twelve soldiers are dead, and 31 were wounded in Fort Hood Texas Thursday night.  

Rep. Kitty Rhoades from Hudson received a text message from her son. He told her he survived the shootings. The message said "I'm okay. We have a gunman on the loose."

This is what we know about what happened in Texas this afternoon: 12 people were killed and 31 are wounded. An Army General says one shooter was killed and two suspects have been arrested. All three are U.S. soldiers. A suspected gunman has been identified as Major Malik Nadal Hassan. The gunfire happened at a center which processes soldiers being deployed or returning from service overseas.

The Wisconsin National Guard says there are no Wisconsin units that are currently at that base in Texas. However, as the case could be with the lawmaker's son, there could be individual soldiers from Wisconsin there. For continuing coverage, you can head over to ABCnews.com.


Wisconsin National Guard says no Wisconsin soldiers at Fort Hood during time of shootings.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says a shooting suspect at Fort Hood has been identified as Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan.

The official said Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at the base. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

The official says investigators are trying to determine if Hasan was his birth name, or if he changed his name and converted to the Islamic faith at some point in his life.


FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

The Army says one shooter has been killed and two others apprehended on Thursday in the shooting and all are U.S. soldiers.


FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A Fort Hood spokeswoman says one shooter is in custody after a mass shooting on the Texas Army base. Army officials say at least seven people are dead and 20 wounded.

Fort Hood spokeswoman Sgt. Rebekah Lampan says authorities believe at least two gunmen were involved in the attack on Thursday.

She says it is not known whether the shooters were soldiers or civilians.

Lt. Col. Nathan Banks, an Army spokesman in Washington, says there was a pair of shootings at the base.

Banks says the first shooting was at 1:30 p.m. and at personnel and medical processing office. He says the second incident took place at a theater on the base.


FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Army has closed its massive Army base at Fort Hood, Texas, amid reports that several people have been shot and killed at the post.

The Web site of the base in central Texas has posted an alert that says, "Effective immediately Fort Hood is closed." The Web site said that units at the base have been ordered to account for all personnel.

The site says, "This is not a Drill. It is an Emergency Situation."

Several television stations in Texas say several people were both killed and wounded in the shooting. Officials at the base and in the nearby town of Killeen, Texas, have not confirmed those accounts.

Fort Hood is located halfway between Austin and Waco.

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