Gee, is this another episode of workplace violence?
Multiple people have been injured and the search for the gunman is underway after a shooting at the Fort Hood Army post Wednesday afternoon.
Reports of an active shooter triggered a lockdown at Fort Hood, with local sheriff’s deputies and the FBI immediately responding.
As many as eight people may be injured, and there may have been two shooters, NBC News reported. One of those is believed to be “down,” while the second is believed to be at-large.
Fort Hood confirmed that a shooting occurred at the base, though the number of people injured and the severity of their injuries has not been confirmed.
Just after 5 p.m. local time, the base tweeted that all personnel were being asked to shelter in place, close doors and stay away from windows.
The shooting is believed to have taken place at the Medical Brigade Building. Local NBC affiliate KCEN-TV reported there are also reports of victims at the Battle Simulation Center.
Central Texas College’ campus was evacuated due to the shooting, with all personnel and students asked to leave and all classes canceled.
If only there was some way personnel at an Army base could find the means to protect themselves. We know, crazy notion.
Unarmed men and women in US Military uniforms are hiding in their office because they're ordered to "shelter in place" #GunFreeZones
— Noah Wehrman (@NoahWehrman) April 2, 2014
Curiously enough, there was this report just today.
Meanwhile, Obama, who descended into farcical, juvenile antics today by introducing stinkburger into the lexicon, has reportedly been brief at a lavish Chicago fundraiser, which continues uninterrupted. Priorities.
WH says Pres Obama informed of shootings at Ft. Hood. WH monitoring.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 2, 2014
Sure they are. Now, where were we?
So… Still fundraising? RT @markknoller: WH says Pres Obama informed of shootings at Ft. Hood. WH monitoring.
— S.M (@redsteeze) April 2, 2014
Ironically this on a day when his Benghazi cover-up was further unraveling. And where was he going that next morning? To a fundraiser in Las Vegas.
Update: Some people just aren’t helpful:
If there is even one more act of Muslim terrorism, it is then time for Americans to start slaughtering Muslims in the streets, all of them.
— Patrick Dollard (@PatDollard) April 2, 2014
Good grief. Get a grip, dude.
Live coverage here:
From Fox: One dead, 14 wounded, one shooter reported dead; not clear if there’s a second shooter. Reportedly soldier-on-soldier violence, not appearing to be terrorism.