Thread: Shooting at Ft. Hood, TX
11/05/2009 3:44pm, #1
Shooting at Ft. Hood, TX
Seven dead, 12 wounded as of now. One shooter in custody, possibly 2 more at large. This is bad, really bad. :(
11/05/2009 5:12pm, #2
This is pretty unsettling, as I have a lot of friends stationed at Ft. Hood. Thankfully, most of them are currently deployed, and the one that I know is home I've already heard from."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
11/05/2009 5:40pm, #3
Currently 12 dead with 31 injured. What a mess.
11/05/2009 5:41pm, #4
11/05/2009 7:34pm, #5
11/05/2009 7:39pm, #6
**** like this makes me so mad! I can't even express. My heavy bag is about to feel it though.
God bless their souls, and prayer for their families. Damn!
11/05/2009 7:42pm, #7
11/05/2009 7:53pm, #8
A law enforcement official identified the shooting suspect as Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.
Military officials say Hasan, 39, was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July. The officials, who had access to Hasan's military record, said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because military records are confidential.
The Virginia-born soldier was single with no children. He graduated from Virginia Tech University, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1997. He received his medical degree from the military's Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., in 2001. At Walter Reed, he did his internship, residency and a fellowship.
Officials were investigating whether Hasan was his birth name or if he may have changed his name, possibly as part of a conversion to Islam. However, they were not certain of his religion.
11/05/2009 9:53pm, #9
Damn, he even got some of the SWAT guys.
The local news is reporting that 12 people are confirmed dead, 31 are wounded, including some SWAT members who responded to the shooting. One shooter was caught immediate. A second shooter with a high powered sniper rifle exchanged fire with the SWAT, the local news reported.Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg
11/06/2009 2:02am, #10
I have a feeling this story is going to be deeper than the initial thoughts. It was the topic of conversation today.
BTW 4 day weekend for me! Ever heard of an infantry company going 2 years without a DUI? No? Me either. We may have made history.