Suspected shooter dead; fatalities, injuries reported in Ft. Hood shooting

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FT. HOOD, Tex. -- A suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas is dead, but the situation is still considered an active shooting, multiple U.S. officials tell CNN. The active shooting incident at the sprawling central Texas post of Fort Hood developed late Wednesday afternoon.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that there are "both people killed and injured" as a result of the shooting. "It's a terrible tragedy," he said of a situation that is "still under investigation." FOX News reports that at least four people have been killed, including the shooter, and another 14 are injured in what is being described as a "soldier on soldier" incident.

The post also reports that there have been injuries and emergency personnel are still on scene. Injured persons were transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center as well as other area hospitals.

FOX 4 is aware of an exclusive report filed by FOX News where an ex-Army recruit was said to have wanted to carry out a "Ft. Hood-inspired jihad." We reached out to the FBI for more info and a FBI spokeswoman confirmed that the man mentioned in that report is currently in the state of Kansas. FOX News citing a senior U.S. officials identified the shooter at Spc. Ivan Lopez.

A reporter with CNN affiliate KCEN snapped this photo showing stopped traffic near the main gate of Fort Hood, Texas following an apparent shooting Wednesday, March 2, 2014.

A reporter with CNN affiliate KCEN snapped this photo showing stopped traffic near the main gate of Fort Hood, Texas following an apparent shooting Wednesday, March 2, 2014.

Fort Hood's official Twitter feed asked that all personnel on post shelter in place.

A local sheriff's office said that it had heard there was a shooting.

"They got some kind of shooting incident going on. They haven't told us anything. It was on post and being handled by the military. Fort Hood has not asked for any assistance," said Lt. Donnie Adams with the Bell County Sheriff's Office.

All evening and night classes for the Central and Fort Hood campuses of Central Texas College (CTC) were canceled, according to the school's website. Personnel and students were told to evacuate CTC Central Campus.

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 post.

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.

The former Army psychiatrist was convicted of premeditated murder, and a military jury recommended that Hasan be put to death.

CNN's Barbara Starr, Carma Hassan and Devon Sayers contributed to this report.

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