Wire: 9 Dead, Dozens Wounded at Ft. Hood (Update-2)
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2009 -- Newswire services this afternoon reported that officials at the Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas, say nine people are dead and dozens are wounded in a mass shooting on the Fort property.
The attack apparently happened at the Soldier Readiness Center.
Army personnel say they are not certain whether the victims are civilians or military personnel.
The Fort Hood public affairs spokesman said the Army is setting up a special operations center to handle the response.
The Fort Hood Web site posted the following information:
INSTALLATION STATUS: CLOSED Effective immediately Fort Hood is closed. Organizations/units are instructed to execute a 100% accountability of all personnel. This is not a Drill. It is an Emergency Situation.This is a developing story with more to follow.
(Report from newswire sources.)