Army: 12 Dead In Attacks At Fort Hood, Texas

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.

Lt. Gen Bob Cone said at a news conference that one shooter has been killed and two suspects were apprehended on Thursday. He says they are all U.S. soldiers.

The shooting began around 1:30 p.m. Cone said all the casualties took place at the base's Soldier Readiness Center where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

He said the primary shooter used two handguns in the attack.

President Obama called the shooting a "horrific outburst of violence."

He says he doesn't yet know all the details but promised the government would get "answers to every single question."

Mr. Obama said it's a tragedy to lose a soldier overseas and even more horrifying when they come under fire at an Army base on American soil.

The president also said his thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and families of the fallen.

This program aired on November 5, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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