The Fort Hood shooting is breaking news. The Fort Hood shooting is scary. The Fort Hood shooting happened in Fort Hood, Texas military base leaving several dead and many more injured.
Fort Hood is a military base that houses 4,929 active duty officers and 45,414 enlisted military professionals.Â The Fort Hood Base also employs nearly 9,000 civilians.
Never have we seen such an attack at a military base.Â So far, one gunman is in custody and a second is on the loose.Â It is unknown at this time whether the injured and killed are military or civilian.
The Fort Hood shooting took place near the soldier readiness facility, where soldiers go up to 60 days before they are deployed to begin rounds of various vaccinations and medical tests.
A nurse at the hospital where those injured were taken told reporters that all the victims thus far at her hospital have been military.
This is not the first Fort Hood shooting.Â In 2009, a 21 year old soldier killed his lieutenant and then killed himself.Â Today’s Fort Hood shooting is a heinous act that claimed the lives of many Americans.
Currently, the FBI is en route to Fort Hood to help with the investigation.Â The suspects were wearing Army fatigues, but Fort Hood officials have not indicated whether the suspects are military professionals.
Repeat deployments and battle stress have taken a toll on many soldiers, according to Fox News. AÂ record high suicide rate has been experienced in recent times.