Update: Four Dead in Fort Hood Shooting - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Update: Four Dead in Fort Hood Shooting

Posted: Updated:
FORT HOOD, Texas -

Update: According to the NBC affiliate in Texas, Rep. Michael McCaul says 4 people are dead and the shooter is identified as Ivan Lopez. 

A Justice Department official says the Lopez died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

President Barack Obama says the government will get to the bottom of what happened in a shooting incident at Fort Hood.

Obama says he's following the situation closely but that the situation is fluid at the Texas Army post. He says officials are doing everything they can to make sure everyone is secure.

Obama says the incident brings back painful memories of the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood. He says, quote, "We're heartbroken that something like this might've happened again."

Obama says people at Ford Hood have sacrificed so much for freedom and their sense of safety has been broken once again.


Bell County Sheriff's Office Lt. Donnie Adams says the sheriff's office dispatched deputies and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the nearby Texas Army base.

Fort Hood ordered everyone at the base to "shelter in place." The order was sent Wednesday on the base's Twitter feed and posted on its Facebook page.

The 1st Calvary Division, which is based at Fort Hood, sent a Twitter alert telling people on base to close doors and stay away from windows.

A spokeswoman for the base declined to comment.

The base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded.