At least 12 people were killed and 31 more wounded at a shooting at Ford Hood in Texas on Thursday. The attack took place at a soldier readiness facility, where soldiers were preparing for deployment. It was originially reported that the gunman was killed at the scene, but Army officials have announced tonight that he is alive and hospitalized, despite being shot multiple times. Two other suspects were apprehended, but they have been released, according to the Associated Press, and officials are now saying he acted alone. The Army has confirmed the gunman was Major Nidal Malik Hasan. He had no prior overseas deployments. Hasan carried two weapons, one of them semi-automatic, which explains the high casualty count. Hasan, 39, is "a psychiatrist recently reassigned from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to work with soldiers at Darnall Army Medical Center on Fort Hood." His cousin told Fox News that at Walter Reed, Hasan treated soldiers returning from war with combat stress and PTSD, and heard horrifying stories. According to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, the shooter was scheduled to be deployed to Iraq and was unhappy about it. The shootings took place at 1:30 Central Time, and the base was on lockdown for five and a half hours afterward. Among the dead is a civilian police officer. Hasan's picture is here. Hasan reportedly drew the attention of federal law enforcement six months ago for online posts about suicide bombings and other threats. Authorities reviewed "a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades."
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