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At Least 1 Fatality, 14 Injuries in Fort Hood Shooting

A suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, is dead, and there are at least 14 injuries.

"There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time," the Army post said in a statement.

Fort Hood's official Twitter feed asked that all personnel on post shelter in place. Sirens were going off, said CNN.

Barack Obama has been briefed on the incident and will continue to receive updates, according to a CNN. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also was monitoring the situation, CNN said.

Sheriff's deputies from Bell County and state troopers are assisting by securing the area around the post, according to Bell County Sheriff's Lt. Donnie Adams.

On November 5, 2009, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people and injuring 32. He shot fellow soldiers at the processing center. Prosecutors maintained that the American-born Muslim underwent a progressive radicalization that led to the massacre at the base. Hasan allegedly picked that day because it was when the units he was scheduled to deploy with to Afghanistan were scheduled to go through the processing center, CNN said.

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