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Shooting Rampage at Fort Hood in Texas

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Four people are dead and sixteen people were left wounded, some critically, after a lone gunman opened fire on the military base Wednesday evening. The alleged shooter is among the dead, according to officials.


Local Texas news outlets are reporting that officials at Fort Hood, Texas, have confirmed an "on-base" active shooter incident. KCEN-TV is saying that it has reports of several people shot. The shooter may also still be at large.


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You can watch a live stream of KCEN's broadcast here.

KVUE and KBTX and KWTX have all reported on Twitter that one person is confirmed dead. 

WFAA also reports that Foot Hood officials have confirmed that an active shooter is on the base. The official Fort Hood Twitter account announced that all personnel are advised to shelter in place, but offered no other details.

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