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Fort Hood Shooting Reported; Texas Base Put on Lockdown

Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 06:37 PM

By Newsmax Wires

A shooting reported at Fort Hood on Wednesday is still an active scene, according to local authorities.

Several injuries were reported and at least one person was being transported to a hospital, KCEN TV reported.

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Bell County Sheriff's Office Lt. Donnie Adams says the sheriff's office dispatched deputies and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the nearby Texas Army base, The Associated Press reports.

Fort Hood ordered everyone at the base to "shelter in place." The order was sent Wednesday on the base's Twitter feed and posted on its Facebook page.

The 1st Calvary Division, which is based at Fort Hood, sent a Twitter alert telling people on base to close doors and stay away from windows.

A spokeswoman for the base declined to comment.

The base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded.

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