The Texas Army Post was under attack when a shooter besieged Fort Hood on Thursday. Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley said in a press conference that a shooter had fired a volley of bullets which resulted in four deaths. He said that the shooter took off his 45-caliber semi-automatic pistol when he was approaching the buildings.
It is said that when he entered in the Hood, he got a vehicle and rushed towards other buildings and fired a big number of bullets there which resulted in 16 injuries of other people. Later, when he was intercepted in the parking by the Military Police, he killed himself.
It is assumed that the shooter was suffering from serious mental breakdown and was on medication when he returned back from Iraq. Name of shooter has not been disclosed. Mark A said that it was the second attack in the history of Fort Hood. In 2009, a man had besieged the fort and killed 13 people apart from injuring 32 others.
Upon hearing this news, President of United States Barack Obama Said:
They serve with valor, they serve with distinction and when they’re at their home base, they need to feel safe. We don’t yet know what happened tonight, but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again.
The president said that our thoughts are with those people who lost their near and dear ones in this tragedy and with those who are having serious injuries.