12 killed in a massive shooting at Fort Hood, Texas

UPDATE – The gunman previously reported to be killed is not dead and is now in army custody. Follow the link at the bottom of the page for detailed up-to-date news report from CNN.

It is reported that eleven people including a gunman were killed in a shooting that took place today at the Fort Hood military base in Texas.

The gunman was a soldier stationed at the base and has been named as Major Malik Nadal Hasan by the army. He was about to be sent to Iraq.

Ten of the dead were soldiers and the other one was a civilian police officer. The motive for the shooting is still unknown and investigation is ongoing with the base locked down.

For more details and updated info please visit Fort Hood shooting coverage by CNN.

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