Social media was set ablaze Wednesday night after a shooting at the Fort Hood military based in Texas. Many on Twitter began to trend hashtags expressing prayers for the victims. Some who witnessed the shooting posted to Instagram, and some videos of the event can be seen.
The shooter's identity hasn't been confirmed, and the perpetrator is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Earlier reports stated that there e might have been two shooters, but many now believe that the shooter who is now dead acted alone.
Instagram user terry_williamsjr posted a video of the alleged shooting and lockdown at Fort Hood at 6:30 p.m. EDT. He wrote, “This how close I was to where the shooting on fort hood...” Williams added, “The MPs are looking for the shooter. The shooting happened right next to motor pool by WLC smh I hope they find his a*s fast.” In the comments he updated that the shooting seemed to have stopped but that he hoped authorities found the perpetrator fast.
Instagram user Fionashaytoon also shared a video. Her video showed an alarm that warned people to seek shelter immediately, close all windows and ventilation.
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Twitter users trended the hashtag #PrayForFortHood and #FortHoodShooting. Many sent their prayers to the families affected by the masacre and some couldn't believe that another shooting had happened at Fort Hood. In 2009, a mass shooting at Fort Hood left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded. It became the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation.
Seriously who shoots up a military base? Can't beleive this is happening again... #PrayForFortHood
— Andrew Denova (@andrew_denova_7) April 2, 2014
#PrayForFortHood I hope they are all okay and they are in my prayers and that every soldiers makes it home safe and sound
— Kelley Jenkins (@jenkins_kelley) April 2, 2014
This is like 2009 #PrayForFortHood
FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee said agents were headed to the shooting scene along with deputies from The Bell's County Sheriff's Office and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
On its unverified Twitter account that has 17,500 followers, For Hood wrote: “All personel on post are asked to shelter in place.”
All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place.
— Fort Hood (@forthood) April 2, 2014
The Texas Department of Public Safety revealed through Twitter that it was “monitoring developing sitation at Fort Hood” but that it didn’t have any information to confirm. Though the names of the victims have yet to have been released, KCEN News tweeted patients were being treated at Scott & White Hospital. The hospital tweeted they would hold a press conference 7:15 local time.
This is a developing story.
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