Authorities continue investigation into Fort Hood shooting
POSTED: Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:29am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:55am
FORT HOOD, TX—Authorities continue their investigation Friday morning into the tragic shooting at Fort Hood, the nation's largest military post.
The death toll continues to rise from the most violent attack in history on a U.S. military base.
"There was a single shooter that was shot multiple times at the scene, however, he was not killed as previously reported. He is currently in custody and in stable condition," said Fort Hood General Bob Cone.
The investigation will focus on the suspected gunman and solider, Major Nidal Malik Hassan. Hasan, 39, is an army psychiatrist who was recently promoted from Captain and preparing for his first deployment to Iraq. Hasan was transferred to Fort Hood in July from Walter Reed Medical Center where he was stationed for six years. Originally from northern Virginia, Hasan enlisted in the army directly following high school graduation.
Another victim died early Friday morning bringing the death toll to 13 people. Thirty people remain injured and some of them are in critical condition.
A hotline has been set up for those with family at Fort Hood. For information on victims call (254) 288-7570 or 1-866-836-2751. In addition, updated information will be available at forthoodsentinel.com and Fort Hood's Twitter and Facebook pages.