Reports of 7 dead and 20 wounded. Reports of at least one suspect in custody.
Reports that were another couple of shooters. So not some guy who “just lost it.”
UPDATE: Still developing, but it sounds like two shooters, not three. They were reportedly dressed as soldiers, but it’s Fort Hood. Could be a couple of soldiers who “went nuts.” Could be a couple of civilians with axes to grind. Could be enemy fighters like those guys who wanted to attack Ft. Dix.
Could be just about anything at this point.
UPDATE 2: Now I heard 9 or 12 dead. And that one shooter is dead plus two more in custody, all soldiers.
UPDATE 3: The dead shooter was a major (!) named Malik Nadal Hasan. It’s currently unclear whether he was the only shooter, as some witnesses said that there was more than one. Maybe they were confused by guys shooting back?
Two others are in custody.
UPDATE 4: Incidentally, I was trying to watch some live coverage online of Obama’s press conference on the incident but all I saw was him giving a “shout-out” to some people in the crowd and talking about some conference. I figured it was taped from earlier so I turned it off. Now what I’m reading makes me think that that was live. What was that all about? Didn’t he know the cameras were on? Shout outs to supporters? [Update: He gave the shout out to Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom recently, not “a supporter.”]
Or was that not actually live at the time? It was close to 5:00 PM eastern.
UPDATE 5: The shooter is still alive.