Ed Driscoll

Shooter Reported at Fort Hood

“KCEN-TV in Central Texas is reporting multiple people have been injured Wednesday in a shooting at Fort Hood,” NBC’s Dallas-Metroplex-based affiliate reports:

An official at the base said the post is on lock down.

KCEN reports at least one person has been transported to an area hospital in an unknown condition and that several others are injured.

The exact number of injured are not yet known.

Developing, as Matt Drudge would say — and he has several links on the story currently atop the center column of the Drudge Report.

And as Charles Hoskinson of the Washington Free Beacon tweeted at 3:06 Pacific, “Folks, be careful with the speculation on Fort Hood — there are a lot of possible reasons besides terrorism.”

Update (3:21 PM Pacific): “At least one person is dead after a shooting late Wednesday afternoon on Fort Hood, a post spokesman confirmed,” KWTX.com reports. “Others were injured in the shooting, but the spokesman didn’t say how many.”

3:25 PM PDT: Multiple reports on Twitter of a white male in a grey Toyota as chief suspect.

3:27 PM PDT: Deborah Knapp of TV5 in San Antonio tweets, “KENS 5 talking to a soldier on the scene of Ft. Hood shooting. 3 are reported dead. Says he saw soldiers running for their lives.”

3:31 PM PDT: Ace of Spades notes, “I have no idea if this is connected at all, but authorities have been searching for an ex-army recruit who revealed a desire to commit a Fort Hood-style attack against US servicemen.”

3:44 PM PDT: “Fort Hood on Lockdown with Active Shooter on Base,” from Bridget Johnson at the PJ Tatler.

3:49 PM PDT: “1 Confirmed Dead, 8 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting in Texas,” according to CBS News.

4:34 PM PDT: “Eight people have been injured, four critically, after a shooting at the Fort Hood Army post Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The shooter is dead and the Texas post remains on lockdown,” NBC reports. “Officials are still searching and clearing buildings at the post, but a military official told NBC News that the deceased shooter appears to be the only shooter.”

And Brit Hume tweets, “Fox News’ @JenGriffinFNC says 1 dead, 14 injured in Ft. Hood shooting. Griffin notes sources say not terrorism, but not clear how that known.”

4:48 PM PDT: “BREAKING: Justice Department internal report: Fort Hood gunman dead of self-inflicted wound,” AP tweets.

5:06 PM PDT: UPI tweets, “Rep. Mike McCaul’s office confirms 4 people dead in #FortHoodShooting. Shooter identified as Spc. Ivan Lopez.”