Fort Gordon responds to Fort Hood shooting

By: Staff/The Associated Press
By: Staff/The Associated Press

Thursday, April 3, 2014

FORT GORDON, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Fort Hood official says the shooter in Wednesday afternoon's attack at the central Texas Army post was a soldier being assessed for whether he had PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley said the shooter, whose name has not been released by the Army, killed three people and wounded 16 others. All those killed and wounded were military members.

Fort Gordon released this statement:

"The thoughts and prayers of the entire Fort Gordon community are with our fellow Soldiers and families at Fort Hood. An incident like this affects all of us who serve, and we stand with them in the wake of yesterday's shooting.

Regarding the security of our own installation, we do not comment on specific force protection measures taken to ensure the safety of our community. However, we are constantly reevaluating our procedures in the light of current events, and we will make adjustments to better protect our installation if we feel they are needed."

Fort Hood is the same facility where there was a mass shooting in 2009. An Army psychiatrist now on death row killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others.

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