Confirmed shooting at Fort Hood
November 5, 2009
FORT HOOD, Texas - Department of Emergency Services officials confirmed at
approximately 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 that more than one shooter fired shots into
the Soldiers Readiness Processing Center and Howze Theater on Fort Hood.
Emergency personnel have responded to the scene and evacuated several
At a 3:50 p.m. press conference, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, III Corps and Fort Hood
commander, confirmed that a Soldier and possibly two more were involved in
the shooting that resulted in 12 dead and 31 wounded in the general location
of the Soldier Readiness Processing Center.
The shooter reportedly had two handguns and was killed at the scene by
emergency personnel. Fort Hood is still in lock down. Cone is assessing the
situation to determine whether the situation has concluded.
Media representatives will be updated as more information is received.
Public affairs representatives will meet local members of the media at the
Fort Hood Main Gate.