Alleged Fort Hood shooter confirmed dead, 14 injured; scene still 'active'

FORT HOOD, TX (RNN) - The alleged shooter in the incident at Fort Hood on Wednesday is dead, according to CNN.

At least 14 have been reported injured in a shooting that reportedly started at the medical support building on Fort Hood in central Texas on Wednesday.

The Bell County, TX Sheriff's Office have sent deputies to help, along with members of the ATF and FBI in conjunction with Killeen police and Fort Hood police.

KCEN interviewed a witness on the military post who said military police had escorted a large group of soldiers and civilians, including children, out of a support operations building with their hands in the air. The people were face down on the ground before being moved away from the building.

The base is now on lockdown and personnel on post are being asked to "shelter in place," according to the official Fort Hood Twitter account. Personnel in the building are being asked to stay away from doors and windows during the lockdown. Only emergency vehicles and law enforcement officials are being allowed into the military installation at this time.

KCEN-TV reported an active shooter at Fort Hood around 4:30 p.m. CT, and said several injuries have been sustained and one person has been taken to the hospital with injuries.

Those who are locked down report to local media and on Twitter are reporting what they are experiencing from Fort Hood; one woman tweeting from Fort Hood said that "all we here is sirens" and she is "sitting here on post in lockdown" with others.

The injured are being taken to Scott and White Healthcare Center and the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center at Fort Hood. There is no word on the condition of the victims and the number of victims is unconfirmed at this time.

Central Texas College posted on its Web site that classes on both their and Fort Hood's campus have been canceled for Wednesday.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood – the worst mass murder at a military installation in U.S. history. He was sentenced to death in August 2013.

The shooting took place in Fort Hood's Soldier Readiness Processing Center, where troops were getting medical checkups before deploying to Afghanistan.

Fort Hood sits on 340 square miles, making it one of the largest military posts in the U.S. Located in Killeen, TX, the base houses the largest active-duty armored post in the entire U.S. Armed Services.

About 41,000 soldiers work on Fort Hood. It is home to two divisions - 1st Cavalry Division and 4th Infantry Division - and supports 12 units.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have been informed of the shooting.

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