TEXAS, 3 April 2014– At least one person has been killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas.
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity and noted the information was preliminary, said he could not confirm reports the shooter had been killed.
The base said in a statement that its directorate of emergency services “has an initial report that a shooter is dead,” but also added that the information was unconfirmed.
Local news reports said there may be two suspected shooters.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama said he was “heartbroken” that another shooting had occurred at the Fort Hood Army base and described the situation there as fluid.
Fort Hood was put on lockdown and police were securing its perimeter. Helicopters could be seen circling the base in live TV footage broadcast from the scene. Police went from building to building, while scores of police vehicles and ambulances were on the scene.
Authorities advised those on the post to stay away from windows and to keep doors closed and locked.