UPDATED ON 6: Injuries Reported After Shooting At Fort Hood - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

UPDATED ON 6: Injuries Reported After Shooting At Fort Hood

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Photo of Fort Hood's sign (Credit: ABC News) Photo of Fort Hood's sign (Credit: ABC News)
Fort Hood, TX - ***UPDATED at 10:32 P.M. on Wednesday, April 2nd***

Texas Congressman Michael McCaul has confirmed Ivan Lopez as the suspect responsible for killing 3 people when he opened fire.

Authorities say Lopez is also dead, and 14 other people were injured in the shooting.

President Obama commented on this tragic shooting saying that this is a painful reminder of the 2009 mass shooting that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded.

***UPDATED at 6:56 P.M. on Wednesday, April 2nd***

There was a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas Wednesday, federal authorities told ABC News, and FBI and ATF agents are responding to the scene.

A defense official said there is an "active shooter" on the Army post and said there have been "some casualties."

A Twitter account for the fort announced "shelter in place" has been ordered for all personnel. The post released a statement saying "injuries" have been reported, but no further details were available.

President Obama has been informed of the shooting, a White House spokesperson said.

Fort Hood was the site of a mass shooting in 2009, when Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 people.


***POSTED at 6:02 P.M. on Wednesday, April 2nd***

There is an active shooter at the sprawling central Texas base of Fort Hood, a source at Fort Hood told CNN on Wednesday.

The situation is serious and sirens are going off, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

A spokesman for the base said an "incident" was under way but declined for provide additional information.

Fort Hood's official Twitter feed asked that all personnel on post shelter in place.

A local sheriff's office said that it had heard there was a shooting.

"They got some kind of shooting incident going on. They haven't told us anything. It was on post and being handled by the military. Fort Hood has not asked for any assistance," said Lt. Donnie Adams with the Bell County Sheriff's Office.

On November 5, 2009, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people and injuring 32.

The former Army psychiatrist was convicted of premeditated murder, and a military jury recommended that Hasan be put to death.
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