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A least 4 dead, 14 injured in second mass shooting at Fort Hood in five years

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Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas
A shooter opened fire at Fort Hood on April 2, 2014. Photo via Fort Hood Family Housing

UPDATE 9 p.m.: The New York Times reports that U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, who represents the congressional district including Fort Hood, told reporters in a conference call that as many as four people had died in the attack, including the gunman. The shooter was wearing an Army uniform, but it was unclear whether he was on active duty, McCaul said.

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Fort Hood has confirmed an active shooter opened fire at the base on Wednesday afternoon. A base spokesperson told KWTX in Waco that at least one person is dead and others were injured. The first reports of a shooting came in around 4:30 p.m. 

At 5 p.m., Fort Hood officials asked everyone on base to shelter in place.

Most reports indicate that the shooting happened in the medical brigade building, though that has not been officially confirmed.

The April 2 shooting brought back tragic memories of another Fort Hood attack. In November 2009, Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan killed 12 soldiers and one civilian in a mass shooting at Fort Hood's Soldier Readiness Center. Hasan in currently on death row.

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