- Oct 13, 2006
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According to a source on the base, it is rare for firearms to be on the base because they are locked up.
The slain gunman was identified as Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, according to a law enforcement source. The source believes he is 39 or 40 years old.
Ten of the other dead also were soldiers, while the remaining one was a civilian police officer who was working as a contractor on the base, Cone said.
Two of the injured were in "very serious" condition, Fort Hood spokesman Christopher Hogue said.
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More than one shooter may have been involved, Cone said.
A shooting rampage Thursday afternoon at the Army's Fort Hood in Texas killed 11 and wounded 31 before the gunman was killed and two suspects taken into custody.
All three of the people believed to have carried out the shooting were soldiers, Lt. General Bob Cone told reporters Thursday evening, though the motive remains unclear.
AP cites an unnamed source saying the gunman was Major Malik Nadal Hasan, though authorities have not publicly identified him.
Cone said witnesses reported seeing more than one shooter, but that couldn't be confirmed. The primary shooter used two handguns, he said.
Fox had a cousin of his on the phone, stated, unequivocally that he was a lifelong Muslim.Has there been any confirmation from a reliable source that the shooter was Muslim? Other than the "I saw his name and I just knew it was time for another anti-muslim rant" crowd that's all over Facebook? I haven't seen it confirmed or not yet.
If he took the natural route he would have to be in a while. I have heard that he has been in the Army since before 9/11.