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Soldiers said to be Fort Hood shooters
Fort Stewart steps up patrols
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As of 4 p.m. Thursday it appeared Fort Hood's Web site had either been taken off line or swamped with visitors. Here's the url however,, for you to check for more informaiton, when it is brought back on line

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.

Earlier story

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.

Statement from Fort Stewart

"What we've done is increase our police patrol to monitor any suspicious activity at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield and to continue to promote our safe and secure environment," said Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart media chief. "And as appropriate we will implement additional safety and security measures."
Larson said he could not elaborate on the specifics of those additional measures.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with our comrades at Fort Hood during this trying time," he added.


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