Tragedy At Fort Hood

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November 5: U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opens fire at Fort Hood military base in Texas, killing 13 and wounding 30. Hasan, an army psychiatrist about to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, is shot four times. According to witnesses, Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” before opening fire, and is currently in custody in stable condition.

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Reporters await a press conference outside the main gate of Fort Hood military base.

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Dick Chapin, now retired from the Army, prays in the Memorial Baptist Church in Killeen, Texas.

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Army Lt. General Robert Cone gives a press conference on the shooting.

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Daniel and Rachel Clark await news of their child, who was in lockdown on the Fort Hood base after Hasan allegedly opened fire.

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In his remarks on the shooting, President Obama calls the incident “a horrific outburst of violence.” He continues: “Men and women who have made the courageous decision to risk and at some times give their lives. It’s difficult enough when we lose these brave Americans overseas. It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil.” Obama concludes: “We will make sure we get answers to every single question about this horrible incident.”

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Monica Cain awaits news of her husband, Darren Cain, who is in lockdown at Fort Hood during the shooting.

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Both the House and the Senate hold a moment of silence for the victims of the shootings.

FBI and other law enforcement personnel stand outside the Casa Del Norte apartments where the gunmen lived in Killeen, Texas.

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Law enforcement officials stand outside the gunmen’s apartment while the it was being searched.

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