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Four Dead, Including Shooter, in Fort Hood Shooting

KTEM’s live coverage of the shooting has ended, but please stay on for frequent updates on this tragedy in the coming days. Our prayers are with the service men and women affected by the this tragedy.

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Update 9:50: Lt. General Mark Milley has confirmed 16 are injured and in treatment at Darnall Army Medical Center and Scott & White Memorial Hospital, 3 are dead. The shooter, whose identity has not been confirmed, deceased by a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being engaged by military police. There is no indication of a connection to terrorism in this incident, but an investigation is ongoing by ATF, FBI, Texas Rangers, Texas State Police, Killeen and Harker Heights Police, and military police organizations.

Update 8:53: The all clear has been sounded at Fort Hood.

Update 8:27: Doors of the Killeen Community Center are open for anyone stranded off-Post. The Red Cross is providing snacks, however there are no beds available at this time. If the lockdown continues, they will aim to acquire them.

Update 8:07: Gov. Rick Perry: “Today, Fort Hood was once again stricken by tragedy. As Texans, our first priority must be caring for the victims and their families. Fort Hood has proven its resilience before, and will again. Texas will support those efforts in any way we can, with any resources necessary. The thoughts and prayers of all Texans are with everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Update 8:00: The latest confirmed reports have 14 injured and 4 dead including the lone shooter Ivan Lopez, who deceased by a self-inflicted wound.

Update 7:47: From live press conference by Scott & White Hospital: Four patients have been transferred to the hospital, two are en route. The patients have sustained a variety of gunshot wounds to the extremities, chest, head, and neck. They have been transported by both air and land. Two en route are expected to go immediately into surgery upon their arrival. These six patients were transferred to Scott & White after their initial evaluation in Killeen. No word on the status of the other injured patients, but Scott & White is not expecting further transfers at this time.

Update 7:41: Reports suggest that the shooter was in uniform at the time he opened fire.

Update 7:16 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hegel has stated in his press conference on the USS Anchorage that he has no additional factors or figures beyond what has previously been reported. He did, however, make a general statement that it was a terrible tragedy.

Update 7:05: CNN is reporting the deceased shooter’s name was Ivan Lopez. This is not confirmed by Fort Hood or the Pentagon.

Update 7:04 Killeen Red Cross will open a shelter this evening for anyone unable to get home at the Killeen Community Center. The shelter will open at 8 p.m.

Update 6:57: Four are confirmed dead, including the gunman. President Obama has made a statement that he is heartbroken that another shooting would take place on Fort Hood. (Read the full statement here.)

Update 6:55: Fort Hood has reported that area cell towers have been shut down. If you cannot contact your loved ones, please do not panic.

Update 6:50: The Pentagon has confirmed: fourteen injured, one dead.

Update 6:44: The Pentagon reports that the shooter was a Fort Hood soldier.

Update 6:43: CORRECTION: Central Texas College’s Killeen campus will be holding classes tonight. CTC classes on Post are still cancelled.

Update 6:21: Reports claim that there is no connection between today’s shooting and the recent FBI bulletins about possible Jihadist operatives at Fort Hood seeking to recreate 2009’s shooting.

Update 6:14: Local sources are reporting that one of the two suspected shooters is confirmed dead from a self-inflicted wound. Unclear if this is the same suspect previously reported in custody.

Update 6:07: Central Texas College has been evacuated for the students’ and faculty’s safety, all classes cancelled for this evening.

Update 6:05: Local station KXXV reports as many as fifteen injured, one dead confirmed.

Update 5:50: Dallas news sources report eight injuries, one dead, two possible shooters. One suspect is in custody.

Update 5:45: Unconfirmed reports suggest Fort Hood gates are open for exiting traffic. Multiple ambulance, large military, police, Sheriff, and SWAT presence on base.

Update 5:39: Meadows Elementary is on lockdown. No reported injuries.

Update 5:21: Local station KWTX reports that Fort Hood spokespeople have confirmed at least one fatality.

Update 5:16: Fort Hood has confirmed to CNN that they are on full lockdown without evacuation. All personnel have been instructed to shelter in place. Suspect shooter is believed to be at large.

Bell County Sheriff’s department has also confirmed the shooting, and that the military is directing the emergency response.

Update 4:58 pm: Shooting reportedly took place in medical building 33026 around 4:30 pm.

Local TV station KCEN reports that there is an active shooter on the Fort Hood ground. These reports are still unconfirmed, but suggest that there are multiple injuries, with at least one victim already being transported to local hospital facilities. The suspect is still at large.

KTEM's continuing coverage on the Fort Hood shooting

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