UPDATE: The New York Times is reporting that the death toll has risen to 12.
According to reports, the main suspect is a US soldier named Malik Nadal Hasan. I also read somewhere that Lt. General Bob Cone said that there are two alleged shooters who were both Army soldiers.
I have friends stationed there who I have not been able to get in touch with. If anyone hears more, please feel free to comment with additional details/links.
At least one person is “neutralized” in connection with the incident, and a second is “cornered,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore told CNN, citing “unofficial, unconfirmed reports” from two sources.
On the Fort Hood Web site, the word “closed” is posted with the statement, “Effective immediately, Fort Hood is closed. Organizations/units are instructed to execute a 100 percent accountability of all personnel.”
Fort Hood was asking people on post to stay away from windows, CNN affiliate KXXV said. The incident took place at the sports dome, now known as the soldier readiness area, the station reported.
FBI agents are headed to the scene to assist, said Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI office in San Antonio. He had no other details.
From Fox News:
A massive manhunt was under way for the suspect at large, Fox News confirmed. One person was in custody. The New York Post said that there were two shooters at the Army post massacre; other reports said there were three.
The attack apparently happened at Ft. Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center. Army officials didn’t know whether the victims were civilians or military personnel.
Other media reports said the number of victims remained unclear.
The men were reportedly dressed in Army fatigues, but military officials couldn’t confirm that they were Army personnel.
The official would not give his name nor additional details. It was unknown whether victims are soldiers or civilians. One gunman was reportedly in custody and another was on the loose, NBC News said.
The base was reportedly on lockdown. Two nearby school districts were also being locked down.