According to senior US officials and the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, four persons have been killed, including the gunman, in a shooting incident at the Fort Hood military base in Texas on Thursday.
The shooting is believed to have occurred at the Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center, located at the military base. A shelter in place order was issued, asking the civilians and soldiers on the base to close doors and stay away from windows.
Nearby Central Texas College in Killeen immediately evacuated all students and staff after the shooting incident.

The classes for the afternoon and evening have been cancelled.
Major Nidal Hasan was given the death penalty last year for murdering 13 people and wounding more than 30 more on the Texas army base on November 5, 2009.
The shooting comes one day after the US Marine Corps confirmed an FBI search is underway for a former Army recruit, identified as Muhammed Abdullah Hassan or "Booker", who was plotting a "Fort Hood-inspired jihad against US soldiers."


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